Watsons Theory of Human Caring with Personal Reflection

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Watson's Theory of Human Caring Tammy L. Holman University of Phoenix Theories and Models of Nursing Practice NUR 403 Caroline Etland July 1, 2010 Watson's Theory of Human Caring With many changes in our health care systems today I believe nurses and our patients are suffering as a result of all the financial restructuring. Despite the hardships of administrative numbers, hospital nurses continue to provide care, practice the core of nursing, and maintain the caring model. To assist us in providing quality care we have theorists like Jean Watson that will take us back to our roots of the ideal nurse and stellar patient care. In this paper I will describe Jean Watson’s background of her theory, and provide concepts of her…show more content…
Again, the mind, body and spirit shines through assumptions related to health as well. Watson explains health is a subjective experience and parallels with harmony and balance through the mind, body, and spirit. Assess the patient’s thoughts on health and it is also important to ask him/her questions regarding their health, and possibly about their situation and discover what his/her priorities are. Watson defines health “as a human science of persons and human health.” She views nursing as an art and science. Art because of the role we play as a nurse for our patients and his/her families. We as nurses provide comfort measures as we implement our knowledge and expertise to provide healing and alleviate pain, stressors, and promote positive health outcomes. Watson’s carative factors and the personal reflection of the professional experience My personal reflection is a professional experience. However, I was the patient only wanting to be on the other side, as the nurse. As you read this personal experience all ten carative factors are wallpapered within this story of the caregiver and the person being cared for. Here are the four I chose. 2. Faith-Hope 5. Expressing positive and negative feelings. 6. Creative problem-solving/caring
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