Jean Watson

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Jean Watson’s human caring theory NUR 405 May 23, 2011 Dr. Carol King, DNP, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC The caring theory was grounded on a humanitarian perspective and is found on a humanistic approach toward human caring programs and experiences. It acknowledges that life with individuals and their community to the surrounding environment are somehow connect and affects wellbeing of everything involved. The nature of the theory caring implies that it embraces reflective investigations as well subjective and interpretative inquiries. The nursing profession uses nursing theories as the framework and foundation for practice. Many people find nursing theories to be meaningless and of no use to the…show more content…
The second factor is faith-hope that translates to being authentically present, and enabling the beliefs of the patient being cared for and the professional who is providing patient care. The third factor is sensitivity to self and other, this becomes cultivations of one’s own spiritual practices, going beyond self, and opening to others with compassion and kindness. The fourth factor is helping, trusting, human care relationship that evolves to developing and maintaining a trusting, authentic, and caring relationship. The fifth factor is expressing positive and negative feeling. The translation of this factor is being supportive when positive and negative feelings with a connection of a higher spirit. The sixth factor is creative problem-solving caring process. This factor requires scientific problem-solving for decision-making and creative use of self. The seventh factor is transpersonal teaching-learning. When using the seventh factor the nurse engages in sincere teaching learning experience. The eighth factor is supportive, protective, and corrective mental, physical, social, and spiritual environment. The environment created allows healing to occur at different levels. The ninth factor is human needs assistance. The patient receives assistance with basic needs with special attention to the mind, body, and soul. The tenth factor is existential phenomenological spiritual

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