I thoroughly believe that a person’s social, mental, and physical conditions all contribute to the healing process. Nightingale believed that you had to treat the patient as a whole, not just by analyzing data. When treating the patient, you have to look at the big picture. In order to meet the patient’s needs, you must observe and fully understand what kind of care will particularly meet that patient’s personalized needs. Florence Nightingale possessed moral authority, so firm because it was grounded
Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm Spirituality is not always or only defined by ones religious values and religious affiliations. The definition itself could be different from person to person or even between cultures. It’s more about understanding and learning who you are and making that connection to yourself. The value of connection carries on to the health care professions too and this where spirituality is essential to all medicine and health care. The process of understanding the patient and making that connection is valuable especially when there is a relation between one’s health and spirituality.
Watson’s caring philosophy is used to guide transformative models of caring and healing practices for nurses, different healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients worldwide. Watson believes that it is possible to read, study, learn, research, teach about the theory, but to truly understand one has to personally experience it. (Sitzman & Watson, 2014). According to Jean Watson health is defined as high level of physical, social and mental functioning. Watson indicates throughout her work that all human beings have inherent needs to participate in caring exchanges, both as giver and receiver and that nursing holds the essence of this fundamental need.
This paper will explain the components of a healing hospital, how these components relate specifically to spirituality and the challenges of creating a healing hospital. Components of a Healing Hospital and Relationship to Spirituality There are many components of a healing hospital. Each component corresponds to creating an environment that allows a person to heal psychologically, physically, and spiritually. According to Samueli Institute, 2011, an optimal healing environment includes manipulating internal, interpersonal, behavioral, and external environments in order to promote healing (Ananth, 2011, p. 2). By creating a healing environment in each of the environments, a patient will be able to heal and be “whole.” According to Samueli Institute, in order to be healing, each environment has two objectives to meet, internal: “develop healing intention” and “experience personal wholeness,” interpersonal: “cultivate healing relationships” and “create healing organizations,” behavioral: “practice healthy lifestyles” and “apply collaborative medicine,” and external: “build healing spaces” and “foster ecological sustainability” (Ananth, 2011, p. 2).
A review of the available literature provides a wealth of examples of authors advocating leadership as an essential quality in nursing. For example, Shackleton (1950) emphasises that nursing needs strong leadership and recommends a strong transactional approach of reward and punishment to get results and promote teamwork. However, more recently, authors have moved towards the concept of charismatic and transformational leadership (Smith, 2001; Jones, 2004). These qualities are also an integral part of the new recommendations in the NHS Plan (DOH 2002). Charisma appears to be a complex phenomenon to define.
Watson's Theory of Human Caring Deborah Bahador NUR/403 August 30,2010 Kimberly Frommel Watson's Theory of Human Caring Dr. Jean Watson developed a theory of human caring that I believe is essential to nursing. Caring is at the core of nursing and if nurses don’t care for our patients than they shouldn’t be nurses at all. With this our jobs become a gratifying profession as opposed to an ordinary job. According to Cara, (1991), “Upholding Watson’s caring theory not only allows the nurse to practice the art of caring, to provide compassion to ease patients’ and families’ suffering, and to promote their healing and dignity, but it can also contribute to expand the nurse’s own actualization (p. 51) According to Bailey, (2009), “Watson’s theory of human care proposes that caring might transform health care and preserve human dignity in the health care system (p. 19). If nurses are applying Watson’s theory to their practice, the result should be a continual transformation in health care.
People trust and depend on nurses, and I will have the ability to win their trust and become their healer. My main focus will be caring for people, I agree with Nightingale’s theory of nursing; she focused on caring and helping people coping with their environment and situation (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2011, p. 44). Also, I highly agree with Peplau’s theory, this theory emphasizes the importance of patient and nurse interpersonal relationship and determines its importance for caring patient (Potter et al., 2011, p. 44). These two theory guides me to achieve my values and belief towards nursing which are altruism which is a act of selfless care and developing strong bond between my patient and me helps my patients become dependable and make me accountable and responsible towards them. My definition of nursing has not changed; it is basically caring for people and being able to connect
Personal Philosophy of Nursing and Comparison to the Human Becoming. Joseph Higgins St. Pete College Nur 3805 5 Feb 2013 Philosophy in nursing is indispensable to the development of nursing practice. It is a belief system in which ones health stand and is a major focal point for which health status either declines, is maintained or restored. According to the Kikuchi and Simmons in their book titled Developing a Philosophy of Nursing; “articulating clear beliefs about the nature of reality, science, art, and the phenomenological principle is essential for nursing knowledge, development and practice. It is where we begin-- and it never ends.” Because philosophy is so important in nursing, the purpose of this paper is to identify a personal philosophy and to compare and contrast it to the existing Human Becoming Theory developed by Rosemarie Rizzo Parse.
Watson’s Theories of Human Caring NUR /403Theories and Models of Nursing Practice Priscilla Ricardo Introduction. Watson defined therapeutic nurse-patient relationship as, “ Nurse’s are expected to portray and act professionally, legally and ethically in order to established an effective nurse-client relationship. The significance of an effective nurse patient’s relationship is critical to maintenance, promotion and recovery of patients in every aspect of life. It is central to meeting the patients care needs and therefore communication between the nurse and patients is the foundation on which this relationship is built. The techniques to establish a warm and mutual nurse-client relationship are vital to understand and needless to say important in practice in order to come up with healthy and quality outcome for the patient as well as the nurse.
I also feel that there is not only medical help that patients ask for from nurses but attention, care and sympathy which I feel that I could distribute. I also have a genuine concern for the sick and the wounded. Taken together, these several factors clenched my decision to pursue nursing. I have chosen to pursue baccalaureate preparation in nursing for one it is a stepping stone to receiving a master’s degree in nursing which I am very interested in obtaining. Also having the baccalaureate degree in nursing gives me more opportunities in the competitive career world.