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
It is created through analysis of research and construction of concepts and theories (Busso, Poles, & Monteiro da Cruz, 2014). Concept analysis serve a purpose within theory development as it represents continuation of knowledge in nursing profession. When theories and concepts are developed, it must be practiced in a clinical setting to validate research. The caring concept applies to Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring as it creates an environment for healing, bonding, and improving patient outcomes. The concept of caring depicts the attitude of the nurse and the inclination given to meet the needs of the patient from emotional or physical standpoints (Emerson, 2017). Through concept application, caring concepts are able to enhance Human Caring theory and transform the patient’s quality of
Louise is a chicken who does nothing of what a chicken would do. Instead, Louise sets into an adventure to discover the world finding herself around pirates in the sea. You would think that Louise would be afraid; however, she is brave and fearless to become the heroine of the
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,
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
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.
Nursing is proving care, support, and serve people who are in need. The purpose of nursing is to improve patient 's health condition to a better life. The goal of this paper is to explain my personal philosophy and clarify some of my values of nursing.
Palliative care continues to evolve in providing better end-of-life care and so does nursing care. Thus, nursing practice is enhanced to satisfy the demand of the palliative care. A nurse provides complex care and fulfils the needs of the patients. Nursing involves in caring work, which focus on patient experiencing agony in palliative and haematological cancer care. Nurses worked in a taxing environment, that can be highly stressful, and often they experience physical, psychological and spiritual exhaustion. This nature of work can have devastating effects on the health and wellbeing of a nurse. There are three concepts related to adverse consequences of caring work: these are compassion fatigue, burnout and vicarious traumatization.
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,
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 health and condition of our patients is where we give our full attention to. Nurses can help improve patient’s health and well being by linking social determinants of health to outcomes (Ref). Research has proven that social determinants of health such as homelessness can affect health outcomes (Ref).We want to give our best effort to help in the development in each individual to regain maximal functional status through independence and self care. We need to make sure that we reach our goals in our plan of care and making sure that we will do everything in our ability to be as healthy as possible and teach them how to maintain being healthy. While ensuring our patient’s health, we should be mindful of our health as nurses as well. We should avoid being in the state of burnout. According to Jean Watson’s theory, she believed that holistic health care is central to the practice of caring in nursing. We need to take proper care of ourselves as well and stay healthy in order to deliver the best quality of care our patients need. Watson mentions the nurse and patient should have a transpirational relationship that could also enhance the patient’s ability for
This review indicates that education on mandatory reporting and abuse needs to be required because many nurses have a limited knowledge on the topic. To reduce these barriers to reporting of suspicious cases of abuse and/or neglect, education should be mandatory for all future and current nurses. Many schools discuss content regarding abuse and neglect however it is not standardized for all schools and it does not discuss what to do when you suspect abuse or neglect. Limited information is known about the effect of mandatory reporting. It is necessary to continue research on this topic to determine the benefits of requiring education on mandatory reporting and the outcomes associated with it.
From newborn babies to those at end of life, the environmental theory of Florence Nightingale can benefit all populations. A specific population to apply the Florence Nightingale theory to is patients at end of life and hospice care. A patient and family choosing hospice care are in need of a holistic care plan. The goal of hospice care is to reduce symptoms, prevent hospitalizations and maintain quality of life until the end. Psychosocially a patient and family need time to understand and accept the diagnosis. Providing education to the family and patient about what to expect will relieve the stress of the unknown. It is necessary to readdress taught information as reinforcement will provide an increase in confidence. In addition to providing emotional support, it will be important to help the family organize the patient’s environment. Setting up a hospital bed up in an area that is free of clutter, with room for family members to deliver care. Teaching patients how to change linens on the patient 's bed when the patient is unable to
I agree with your response as Dr. Watson 's philosophy focuses on the human caring relationship. When studying her philosophy I wondered if the word "carative" would become more commonly used in nursing practice. I appreciated Dr. Watson 's focus on the nurse striving to understand the person that they care for with an understanding of cultural preferences. A focused effort on understanding personhood is necessary for healing and health maintenance