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Watson's Human Caring Nursing Theory - An Application
A practical application of Watson's Human Caring Nursing theory.
# 152026 | 781 words | 8 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Nov 13, 2012 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper examines an application of Watson's Human Caring Nursing theory in the care of a cardiology patient, further showing how human caring is directly related to the successful promotion of traditional measures of medical health. First, the paper describes the circumstances under which the patient was brought to the emergency room and his overall health. Then, it underscores the long-term goals for the patient, particularly adopting a healthy lifestyle and not feeling guilty for his illness. Next, the paper explores the positive impact of the nurse-patient relationship and its influence on trust and healing. Finally, the paper notes how Watson's theory of human caring nursing is almost metaphysical in nature. The paper concludes with the author's personal reflections on using this theory in nursing practice.


Practical Application of Human Caring Theory

From the Paper:

"A recent patient encountered during practice had similar medical and life issues to many who find themselves in the cardiac unit: overweight, in his late forties, leading a largely sedentary life that included a smoking habit and the regular consumption of relatively large amounts of alcohol. A myocardial infarction had brought him to the ER; an angioplasty was ordered and the patient remained in the unit for several days for observation. The patient seemed at once consumed with guilt for having caused his heart attack through behaviors known to be unhealthy, yet resigned to his behaviors as intractable, as well. Though adequate medical care and advice could be and was being delivered, the best practices of nursing care and the human caring theory of nursing demanded a different approach (RNAO, 2006).
"The fourth clinical caritas identified in Watson's theory of human caring is the incumbent duty on nurses for, "developing and sustaining a helping-trusting, authentic caring relationship" (Caruso et al 2008, pp. 128). The development of this relationship in this particular case was especially important in promoting the long term health and spiritual well being of the patient; it was necessary to enable him to find peace..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Caruso, E.; Cisar, N. & Pipe, T. (2008). "Creating a Healing Environment An Innovative Educational Approach for Adopting Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring." Nursing administration quarterly 32(2), pp. 126-32.
  • CNO (2010). Practice Standard: Ethics. College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • De Chesnay, M. & Anderson, B. (2008). Caring for the vulnerable: perspectives in nursing theory, practice, and research. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
  • RNAO. (2006). Nursing Best Practice Guideline. Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
  • Suliman, W.; Welmann, E.; Omer, t. & Thomas, L. (2009). "Applying Watson's Nursing Theory to Assess Patient Perceptions of Being Cared for in a Multicultural Environment." Journal of nursing research 17(4), pp. 293-300.

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