Watson's Theory of Human Caring

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Watson's Theory of Human Caring Watson's Theory of Human Caring Theory of caring, Watson has taught me how healthcare providers should practice loving, and kindness to our patients and others. Watson’s theory is not only for patients, but it is for everyone who works in the healthcare industry. Loving, and caring for each other would establish a trusting relationship that will be remembered for a long time. There are four carative factors that I practice on daily basis which they are the humanistic-altruistic system of values, development of sensitivity to oneself and others, promoting and accepting the expression of positive and negative feelings, and the supportive, protective, and/or corrective mental, physical, societal, and…show more content…
Altruism would bring the meaning of life through the involvement with others. The nurse is a patient’s advocate on daily basis, and showing them that I do care about my patients and how I integrate the first carative factor. Prior to leaving a patients room, I always ask my patients, if there is anything that they would like me to do before I leave. I will place call light next to them, and make sure there is adequate lighting in the room, or cover them with extra blanket if they are cold. I always will rinse my patients’ cups, and poor them a fresh cup of water prior giving them their medication. I like to make sure that their bedside table is clean before I leave, and no hazardous objects left behind. After that, I will instruct my patients’ to use the call light if they need further assistance. I will inform them that I will come back in about an hour. To show respect, care, and my love for my patients and this is how I utilize the humanistic-altruistic system of value of Watson’s framework. Second carative factor that I practice on daily basis with my patients is the development of sensitivity to self and others. I first need to understand my own feelings, so that I can be more empathetic toward others. Watson stated that nurses who are sensitive to the feelings of others could make patients understand, accept, become more mature, and grow (as cited in Carson, 2004). I am the type of nurse who is sensitive to a patient’s concern, expression and

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