Due to the rapidly changing health care system and the reduction of resources, nursing demands are greater which has led to work related stress and ultimately nursing burnout. (Hayes, Douglas, & Bonner, 2014; Kushner & Ruffin, 2015; Laschinger et al., 2003; Slatten, Carson & Carson, 2011). Nursing burnout impacts both the performance and profitability of a healthcare organization in addition to adversely affecting patient outcomes (Jennings, 2008; Kushner & Ruffin, 2015; Laschinger et al., 2003). Ordinarily for nurses, making a difference by caring for and helping others is gratifying (Hayes et al., 2014; Slatten et al., 2011); however nurses have had to endeavor several unfavorable circumstances such as long work hours, compassion fatigue, physical labor, human adversities, staffing shortages, lack of breaks, advanced technology, and poor interpersonal work relationships (Hayes et al., 2014; Jennings, 2008; Slatten et al., 2011); thus the effects of sustained exposure to increasingly demanding professional work conditions brought on by doubt and concern results in decreased nursing satisfaction, lack of perceived support, psychological difficulties such as demoralization,
Watson’s Theory of Human of Caring can be applied to advanced nursing practice in many ways one great way would be to apply the ten Carative Factors as an action plan and a guide in opening a practice to foster a holistic caring nurse practitioner – patient relationship.
It’s about us being gentle and caring in the way we give care and also about us not only looking after their physical needs but looking after them holistically. Nurses should especially have this quality since they are dealing with patients and family so closely. Heijkenskjold et al (2010) and Lindwall et al (2012) agree that patients’ voices being listened to, heard, valued and understood is essential to ensure respect and dignity for patients. Furthermore Heijkenskjold et al (2010) had found that nurses that treated patients as human beings and interacted ‘preserved’ their
The bulk of the investigative studies examined were cross-sectional in nature as research was completed by means of vast hospital administrative data to detect connections amongst nurse stafﬁng ratios and patient outcomes. One study by Zhu et al. (2012) examined the connection of nursing practice on patient satisfaction which was an attainable positive result.
It is the person and their physical, emotional, and psychological needs that are the basic focus of nursing’s attention. In order to care for a patient, the nurse must incorporate all these needs. For example, providing reassurance with an anxious patient who just finished hip surgery. Care also plays a major part when taking care of a unique patient. Caring influences my personal philosophy because it is the most important aspect of nursing. Caring is the practice of “authentic presence” (Berkhospice, 2016, p. 1). Anybody can give out medications and change a wound dressing, but a great nurse will provide care with meaningful human-to-human
Caring for others is self-less and compassionate. By caring for others, we put ourselves in the same position as the patient. Nursing encompasses caring for others. However, the art of caring is not practiced the same by all nurses. Practicing nursing compasses following rules but one can use theories to care. There are many approaches to nursing, and there is not necessarily a bad or good one.
Nursing theory affords the dialogue, models, and global aspect to take note of the nursing interest (Leddy, 2006). Nursing theories and models can be ascertained to direct nursing performance. Using Leddy’s theory (2006), the individual is seen as an open energy power that interacts with the atmosphere on a persistent basis. Individuals can take charge of their own health by making choices. The environment is ever changing and impacts change. Health is viewed as a part of the whole, is variable and teeters between synchronization and disagreement. Nurses depend on theories and models to promote healing, well-being, and mindfulness when providing care for individuals and interacting with
Watson’s theory of human caring outlines the science behind caring as a driving force and framework for practice in nursing. It explores the concept that “humanities address themselves to deeper values of the quality of living and dying, which involve philosophical, ethical, psychosocial and moral issues” (Watson, 2005, p. 2). Within her original text, Watson outlined 10 “carative factors” which help integrate the science of healthcare field with the more holistic nuances of nursing and the phenomena that is the human
In the past decade or so, increasing numbers of hospitals and academic programs in the United States and other parts of the world, have begun to use Watson’s Theory of Human Caring in very specific ways. Watson’s theory can serve as a guide to changing nursing practice. It can change the culture of hospital nursing and academic nursing (Watson, 2009). Watson’s caring theory can be incorporated into many current nursing interventions. Some of them would include active listening, preventing falls, preventing illness, controlling pain, promoting self-care, and restoring health. Watson’s caring theory promotes health through caring, love, and looking at the patient as a whole person (Sitzman,
Dr. Jean Watson began her career as a Registered Nurse in 1961, however, she did not stop learning and advancing her mind there. Over several years she obtained multiple degrees; including a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Counseling. Serious personal loss led Dr. Watson to fully realize her beliefs and to truly comprehend her own writings stimulating her to formulate her Caring Science Theory. Dr. Watson’s theory is comprised of 10 Caritas Processes that bring arts and humanities together with science to provide more loving and compassionate care to yourself and others. Dr. Watson’s theory speaks to me because I believe that everyone is entitled
Providing care to a patient is a particularly challenging process that requires a great deal of effort from a nurse. A nurse’s ability to give quality care to their patient is an important aspect to a patient’s life both now and in the future. As such, nurses must exhibit specific qualities in their practice in order to maintain the best standard of care for their patients. Given this, I believe that the standards of knowledge, advocacy, and self-awareness are foundational to the nursing practice and to a nurse’s capacity to provide quality patient care.
Jean Watson’s theory of care is a grand theory which falls into middle-range theory. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring described care as both an art and science. The framework of the method of care accepts art, science, humanities, spirituality and new directions on mind, body, spirit, medicine, and nursing (_______). With high nurse to patient ration, the nurse will not be able to provide the ten carative factors of Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of care. They will also not be able to perform all the necessary care and treatments required for a patient. Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of care addressed the nurse to patient ration, according to the method “nursing is positioned with caring of the sick, prevention of sickness, restoration of health and promotion of health. This process includes the process of assessment, plan, intervention, and evaluation. On the review, the nurse observes, identifies, review problem(s) and forms a care plan that will be used in appropriate nursing care. When the nurse to patient ratio is low, the nurse will not be able to perform this assessment. This will result in a reduction of patients’ outcomes, medical errors, frequent re-admissions, patient deaths. Nurses experienced unsatisfied work environment, fatigue, burnout and increased in career change leading to the nursing
The patient is willing to have good health, and so the nurse and the patient will cooperate towards a common goal of restoration of the patient’s health.
The first concept is the person which is an individual composed physicality, which is the total function of the body, psychological, such as mental process and social nature, such as a relation with the patient or nurse (Dorothea Orem 's Self-Care Theory, 2014). The second concept is Environment. Its components are enthronement factors, enthronement elements, conditions, and developed environment (Dorothea Orem 's Self-Care Theory, 2014). The third concept is Health, which describes what health and healthy are .They are expressions used to define what’s alive. This concept embraces what defines a person human. The final concept is nursing. To define it, it’s a serving service, and a technology (Dorothea Orem 's Self-Care Theory, 2014). Engagements intentionally designated and executed by the nurses to support individuals below their precaution to sustain or altered disorders (Dorothea Orem 's Self-Care Theory, 2014). This also includes the patient’s viewpoint of health state, the Doctor’s standpoint, and the nursing perspective (Dorothea Orem 's Self-Care Theory, 2014). Nursing’s goal is to concentrate on the patient and how to sustain his or her well-being, life and health (Dorothea Orem 's Self-Care Theory, 2014). Also another goal is to help regain a therapeutic health state and in the occurrence of an illness or injury to help control,
Families can be regarded as the foundation of society. For Fleetwood (2012: 1), the importance of families is highlighted by the fact that it would be difficult to comprehend a society that could function without them. In addition, even though families and their compositions vary across societies and cultures, the family can be viewed as a universal social institution (Macionis & Plummer, 2012: 625. Specifically, according to Macionis and Plummer (2012: 625) and Neale (2000:1), it has the ability to unite individuals into cooperative groups via social bonds (kinship) and is ultimately experienced differently from individual to individual. However, the family can be a source of conflict, tension and inequality, which is why one of the key practices