Jean Watson Theory Of Human Caring

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Jean Watson Theory of Human Caring is very significant in the nursing practice. One must always be reminded of this theory so nurses may be grounded and rekindle the mission why they are nurses in the first place: to take care of patients. This theory is also considered as a moral or ethical foundation for the nursing profession. Taking care of a patient does not only entail science but also the art on the delivery of care towards a patient. According to Watson (2005) The major conceptual elements of the caring theory are: clinical caritas processes, transpersonal caring relationship,caring moment/caring occasion and caring-healing modalities. The clinical caritas processes evolved from the original ten carative factors wherein the nurse have a deep caring for self and others based on morals ethics and philosophy. Transpersonal caring relationship is when there is a quest to be connected with another person by accepting the spiritual being through caring and healing. Caring moment is when there is a voluntary and meaningful one on one sharing made by the nurse and the other person, in this case, the patient. According to Watson, on Caring-healing modalities, “The process is intersubjective with transcendent possibilities that go beyond the given caring moment”. It is therefore recognized that the caring-healing modalities is connected with one another. Watson further explained “As nursing advances, matures, and evolves in its higher/deeper consciousness, of its timeless

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