Watson Caring Theory

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Watson's Theory of Human Caring Aubrey Thomas NUR/403 February, 18th 2013 Stephanie Merck Watson's Theory of Human Caring A few weeks ago I was assigned to provide care for Mrs Tevez an 82yrs old female of Spanish origin who spoke very little English. Mrs.Tevez had a cervical fracture that resulted from a fall at home. Her admission to hospital was for immobilization with a cervical collar and bed rest pending possible surgery. She was considered a high risk patient because of the possibility of serious complications from her cervical fracture. It is amazing how a caring moment can have such a remarkable effect on persons who are part of that moment. A caring moment is the human care transaction that takes place as a…show more content…
Also create a healing environment at all levels, physical as well as non-physical, subtle environment of energy and consciousness, whereby wholeness, beauty, comfort, dignity, and peace are potentiated. Examination of Watson's transpersonal theory of caring reveals certain concepts, structural components, and assumptions. The concepts that are integral to her theory of transpersonal caring are human life, health, environment, nursing, and care giving. Human life is defined as a physical, mental, and spiritual existence transcending time and space. Health represents a unity and harmony within the mind, body, and soul in a continual state of adapting, coping, and growing from conception to death. Environment is characterized by physical, societal, and biologic constants that affect behavior and are comprised of five variables: comfort, stress, privacy, cleanliness, and aesthetics. Stress is recognized as originating from change, developmental conflicts, and loss, which can create disharmony (Watson, 1985). Nursing is the human science of persons and human health-illness experiences, which is mediated by personal, professional, scientific, aesthetic, and ethical human care transactions. Transpersonal caring relationships consist of connections that embrace the spirit or soul of the other through the processes of full, authentic, caring and healing attention in the moment (Watson, 1988).
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