Watson Theory Paper

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Watson's Theory of Caring
Jane Padilla
NUR/403
January 15, 2013
Julie Ann Hankins

This paper will talk about Dr. Jean Watson, her theory background, and will provide the concepts of her theory. Furthermore, I will connect the theory to person, health, nursing, and environment of the caring moment and apply a transpersonal relationship and relate these issues within my Practice, skills and experience. Dr. Jean Watson was born in a small town in West Virginia in 1940s. She began her career as a diploma nurse, and received her baccalaureate in nursing in the 1960s. Dr. Jean continued her education and earned her master’s degree in psychiatric-mental health, and received her doctorate in education in the 1970s. Dr. Jean
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I will number the caritas process (CP) according to the 10 caritas. This will speed the understanding connected to the main concept. Before becoming a registered nurse I was working as a volunteer with hospice patients for an agency in Woodland Hills. As a full time employee at a plasma center and a student, currently I have very little time to put on my volunteering work, but I still make a point to help whenever I have the time. My job is to relieve the primary caregivers (family members) of the patients, and give them a little time for themselves to do whatever they want outside the house, while I stay with the patient at home. Few months ago I had to stay with a 28- years-old woman with end stage breast cancer. At first I was a little worried about the fact that she is so young and was facing death. I was not sure if I was able, and ready to face this situation, because most of the patients I care for in this field are older adults. I said to myself, I will give it a try and if it does not work I will not return. One Saturday morning I prepared myself to take this challenge. When I arrived at the house, her mother opened the door, greeted me, and walked me into her room, as we opened the door she sat up on her bed, the first thing she said was “Thank God she is young, someone I can finally talk to” (CP#4). Her mother smiled and left the room. As I approached her bed she

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