Concept Comparison and Analysis Across Theories Essay

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Concept Comparison and Analysis Across Theories NUR/513 October, 22, 2012 Delores Diehl Concept Comparison and Analysis Across Theories Nursing is a science that has many theories to support the beliefs and clinical practice of the profession. One core concept prevalent in many nursing theories is caring. Theorist Jean Watson and Madeleine Leininger are both nursing theorists who developed theories around caring and nursing. The subject of discussion in this paper is the comparison and analysis of the concept definitions of Jean Watson’s Theory of Philosophy and Science of Caring and Madeleine Leininger’s Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality of nursing. Also included is an in-depth discussion of Jean Watson’s theory and…show more content…
Watson’s theory means that transpersonal relations are affected by the nurse possessing a caring conscious and being intent on delivering and establishing a caring environment and relationship with the patient. Through the intentional and conscious decision to elicit a caring relationship with the patient the nurse should be able to connect with the patient on a deep level. This connection allows the nurse to see into a patient’s soul and therefore will allow the nurse to detect a patient’s condition much better than a nurse who does not have a caring attitude or relationship (Watson Caring Science Institute: Theory, 2012). The theory chosen to focus on is Jean Watson’s Caring theory. In-depth Analysis of Jean Watson's Theory of Caring As previously stated, Jean Watson’s Caring theory focuses on transpersonal caring relationships meaning “connecting with and embracing the spirit or soul of the other through the processes of caring and healing and being in authentic relation, in the moment” (Watson Caring Science Institute: Theory, 2012, para. 1). In today’s world patients have high acuity and more complex health problems than ever before. As a nurse so many task exists that forgetting to care or putting care on the back burner in lieu of getting tasks completed is easy to do however this is not an option for nursing. Regardless of what a nurse is dealing with or how many patients she may have,
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