The Nursing Theory . A Patient By The Name Of Jackson Gray

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The Nursing Theory A patient by the name of Jackson Gray is a 90-year-old patient who is diagnosed with end stage renal disease, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic heart failure. He has refused to get out of bed, refused dialysis, and states “I’m done living; I don’t want to keep going on like this.” Which all raise concerns for me as a nurse. Of the nursing theorists, I chose Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring because of the correlational of human caring and patient wellness. “The first three factors form the "philosophical foundation" for the science of caring, and the remaining seven come from that foundation” (Nursing Theory,n.d.) The first Carita is to embrace altruistic values and practice loving kindness with self and others.…show more content…
I would ask if they can feed him, doing some enjoyable activities such as cards, or even being there for emotional support by sitting and talking to him. Lastly, I would instill any religious ways that are important to him to help with accepting his health condition. Watson’s third Carita is to be sensitive to self and others by nurturing individual beliefs and practices. This carita is important because it keeps from jumping to conclusions, making judgments, and being bias in his statement “I’m done living; I don’t want to keep going on like this” may come across as a way of giving up. It would be important to think through his statement by asking myself why he is feeling this way, instead of jumping to the conclusion that he just wants to give up. Current Nursing points that the third Carita is “Striving to become sensitive, makes the nurse more authentic, which encourages self-growth and self-actualization, in both the nurse and those with whom the nurse interacts.” (Current Nursing, 2012) One circumstance under which he could be feeling this way could be due to lack of energy and vulnerability but again being sensitive to Mr. Gray’s feelings and thoughts may help patient-centered care go a long way. The fourth Carita in Watson’s theory is to develop helping, trusting, and caring relationships. Building trust happens as soon as the patient walks in the door by
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