One advantage to Watson's Philosophy and Science of Caring theory is that it creates a generalized framework for nursing that can be applied to a variety of situations and patients. I prayed with them, cried with them, and tried to assist where I could. I find this quote to be so truthful of what we do as nurses. It is still considered a relatively new theory, with the first publication in 1979 in Watson's book Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring Watson, Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring, 2008. Furthermore, I will connect the theory to person, health, nursing, and environment of the caring moment and apply a transpersonal relationship and relate these issues within my Practice, skills and experience. Personal Reflection I learned many things about myself as a person and as a nurse following the experience and caring moments mentioned above.
This involved allowing the family to be angry and grieve as needed. She points out that those in the nursing profession need to be deeply committed to care, to love, and to serve. Health in this situation is not considered the absence of disease or good physical health, but dealt with the emotional and spiritual aspects of health as described by Watson. Describe the person through Watson's caring lens. Watson calls this a transpersonal relationship. The four discussed in this paper focus on the aspect of how hospice nurses care for their patients.
The caring environment that Watson describes is her assumption allows the person to choose the best actions for him at any time, and the nurse can help facilitate the environment that the patient desires. She developed the 10 carative factors. Within assisting with the gratification of human needs, Watson orders the needs. Objectives Describe the general aspects of Watson's caring theory. Nursing management and administration can benefit from implementing them into their everyday lives and develop the healthcare teams with this theory in mind. Expanding upon Nightingale's original work that formed a foundation for the discipline of nursing over 100 years ago.
To successfully do this, nurses must sustain nonjudgmental interactions to invite those same qualities to flow from others. This sensitivity is part of mutual respect expected in a transpersonal caring relationship. In nursing, caring is an essential part of our profession. The modern changes in healthcare have directly affected nursing and many nurses have found the need to change their practice. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18 2 , 129-142 Martin, L. Nurses need to be compassionate to all, no matter who our patient is.
Watson's thinking was significantly influenced by the earlier classical conditioning experiments of Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov and his now infamous dogs. Patients deal with nurses differently. Two portraits of caring: a comparison of theorists, Leininger and Watson. The Core of Watson's Work Watson is best known for taking his theory of behaviorism and applying it to child development. I had a caring moment with him as I sat and listened to him express his feelings about death and dying, and he shared how he was feeling.
Nursing according to Watson is concerned with preventing illness and promoting and restoring health. This family had religious convictions that needed to be addressed and requested to pray with their loved one and have his pastor present. I told him not to worry about it that I would take care of that for him, and he could focus on having some time with his wife. Our conditioning, through driver's education courses, issuing of tickets and public service announcements make us keenly aware of the possible consequences if we violate the traffic laws. Health, Health care, Health care provider 1711 Words 5 Pages Caring moment defines Caring science encompasses a humanitarian, human science orientation to human caring processes, phenomena and experiences. The nurse has a moral commitment to the patient to protect and enhance his or her human dignity as well as his or her deeper self.
Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. In choosing the profession of nursing, I made a moral promise to care for all patients, which is a decision that I do not take lightly. Strengths The effectiveness of Watson's Caring Model on the quality of life and blood pressure of patients with hypertension. Fawccett, 2000 The central point of which is on the human component of caring She is the first nursing theorist to support the idea of soul and to accentuate the spiritual dimension of human existence. Caring is the center of this entire way of thinking, and by putting caring first our patients is made the priority. Technology was utilized to bridge the gap literally the distance among members of the group.
Furthermore it is in a constant process of being redefined. Lower-order psychophysical needs include activity-inactivity and sexuality. The study of theory helps to develop analytical skills, challenge thinking, clarify values, and assumptions, and determine purposes for nursing practice, education, and research Reed, Shearer, and Nicoll, 2004. What is the role of the nurse in Dr. Nursing Outlook, 28 2 , 62-66. I also have developed more of my own sense of spirituality over the years, which I did not have then.