Watson notes that caring does not necessitate verbal exchange (Rexroth & Davidhizar, 2003). Contribution Watson’s theory contributes to the discipline of nursing by using the value of human caring theory as an introductory idea and viewpoint for any health professional. Watson’s theory concentrates on caring in several health disciplines and is compatible with the caring attitude that nursing has had over time. The center of the human caring theory is about human caring relationships and the intense human understandings of life itself, not just health-illness singularities, as conventionally demarcated inside medicine. The concept is an exceptional way of being human, a unique way of being contemporary, observant, mindful, and calculated as the nurse operates with another person.
In the article Caring Science and Human Caring Theory: Transforming Personal and Professional Practices of Nursing and Health Care written by Jean Watson, (2009) the author viewed care theory as, “one prominent theoretical, ethical, and philosophical framework in which nurses and administrators are engaged to inspire and transform nursing and health care…” The theory of human care developed by Jean Watson between 1975-1979. Watson theory is based on seven assumptions. These assumptions are; caring can be effectively demonstrated and practiced only interpersonally. Caring consist of carative factors that result in the satisfaction of certain human needs. Effective caring promotes health and individual or family growth.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing In an attempt to further understand the practice of nursing, I have developed a personal philosophy. The foundation of this philosophy is based on multiple pre-established nursing models and theories, with my own perceptions of the metaparadigm concepts. This philosophy will explain what nursing is to me and its overall importance as a practice. Foundational Nursing Theories I agree with the Systems Theory in that people are constantly interacting with their environment, and any single change in a system can affect it as a whole. The purpose of nursing, is explained well in the Theory of Goal Attainment.
One of the core principles of Dr. Watson’s theory is the “Cultivation of one’s own spiritual practice toward wholeness of mind/body/spirit—beyond ego.” (Watson Caring Science Institute, 2010) One concept for attaining this is to have a “Moral commitment to protect and enhance human dignity” (Watson Caring Science Institute, 2010) One way I see that a nurse can achieve this is to treat everyone with kindness and compassion and to remember that all humans are equal no matter what their station in life happens to
Groups of human beings with regulations: assign individuals to provided care and deliberate decisions about self and others. Orem’s theory is a universal theory that focused on the following assertion: (Smith 2012): The theory of nursing systems, the theory of self-care deficit, and the theory of self-care. 1. The theory of nursing system: The theory of nursing system describe nursing as actions performed by human (nurses). These actions are planned and discharged following the task of the nursing agency for individuals or group of people with health-related issues or limitations.
In addition, philosophy prepares nurses with the tools to act as moral agents in providing the patient with the best care (Bruce, Rietze, & Lim, 2014, p. 65). There are several theories and practices of nursing, the ones I will be focusing in my philosophy include, Watson’s Caring Theory, Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses, Evidence-based Practice, Person-centred Care and Nursing Process. My nursing philosophy is based on utilising these theories by providing professional care to the best of my ability by utilising my attributes, working in a multidisciplinary team and not judging any patient. This is important to me because I have always wanted to be a nurse that is caring, in some of my hospitalisations when I was younger I was treated unprofessionally and disrespectfully by some nurses. These experiences make me want to be the best nurse I can possibly be and to not let my patients experience the negativity I did.
Having a nursing philosophy is the foundation that a nurse uses and builds upon during their nursing career. My personal philosophy attempts to answers questions such as, “what is nursing?” and “what does nursing mean to me”. Nursing involves far more than just taking care of a patient; nursing is a career that requires a certain passion, dedication, and commitment. In this paper, the idea of holistic caring with the use of compassion and respect for the patient, and the ideas of patient-centered care is explained and described. Additionally, the use of the four nursing metaparadigms helped link the connection between the the patient and nurse.
They are considered to be the foundation of nursing (Watson, 2005). The processes entail forming selfless values in order to provide supportive care, being attentive to the belief system of the patient, showing understanding of oneself therefore being able to incorporate it into patient relations, developing a trustworthy relationship with the patient, accepting the patient’s feelings as valid emotions, and problem solving in all aspects of care, which is a similar aspect to the personal theory’s viewpoint of critical thinking (Watson, 2005). Other processes include adapting teaching styles and methods to meet the patient’s needs, creating an environment that is comfortable and healthy to promote healing, providing assistance with daily care which also promotes healing, and being attentive to the soul and its well-being (Watson, 2005). Watson (2005) compares these statements to love invoking, which “allows love and caring to come together for a new form of deep transpersonal caring,” which “connotates inner healing for self and others” (p.
Meleis (2012) explain the characteristics of nursing perspective are nursing as a practice, caring discipline, human science, and health oriented discipline. The main role of nursing profession is to provide care to the person who is experiencing illness as well as who is having other health care problems. Nursing is a practice oriented discipline that means primary task is related to practice .basic and applied knowledge are two important component of nursing as a practice .Nursing practice is constructed on nursing knowledge theory and research along with that nursing derives knowledge from other profession and which will apply to the nursing practice(.IMO) ,.as well as they gain knowledge from the practical care they delivered .when a nurse see a patient frequently she study more about the patient such as their daily life process ,and able to understand there health care needs and will achieve a caring relationship that will enable her to provide better care to the patient.Meleis(2012).McCurry(2009) illustrated nursing as a theory based practice which deliver nurses a frame work for clinical decision making and ensure accountability by increasing clearness of there action. Caring aspect of nursing is also is one
The Discussion paper of Mcarae focuses mainly on the relativity of Nursing models as an integral part for evidenced based practice in the services provided by nurses ,who has interdisciplinary roles that changes from time to time. Counterarguments for challenges against the nursing theory are discussed as well. He traced back the nursing model conceived by Hildegrad Peplau specifically providing a backbone for practice of the therapeutic use of self as an agent of change towards patients on all walks of life and not only for nurses practicing mental health nursing. This nursing model proved to be very amenable due to the described process in interaction which starts with orientation, identification, exploitation and resolution. Moreover, as