Human Caring Essay

2535 WordsOct 11, 201211 Pages
Theory of Human Caring Governers State University Theoretical & Professional Foundations of Nursing Nursing 65 September 30, 2012 Certification of Authorship: I certify that I am the author of this paper and that any assistance received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that this paper was prepared by me specifically for the purpose of this assignment. Theory of Human Caring Nursing theories are vital to the survival and evolution of nursing practices. These theories are the care plans to providing sound evidence based nursing care. “Starting with Nightingale and continuing to the present, nursing models and theories have been written in an attempt to change the perspective of nursing from the medical model to a holistic caring model with a unique contribution”( Gallagher-Lepak & Kubsch, 2009, p. 171). The writer of this paper will discuss Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, how to incorporate this theory into her current and future practice, any challenges or barriers it present and a detailed critique of her work using this theory. Overview Jean Watson developed the Theory of Human Caring Nursing ‘to bring meaning and focus to nursing an emerging discipline and distinct healthcare profession with it own unique values, knowledge and practices’(Watson, 2007). She [Watson] states ‘that a nurse seeks to recognize, accuraely detect, and connect with the inner conditon of the patient’s spirit through offering a genuine presence and being centered in the caring moment” (Watson, 1988). Watson further proposes that engaged professional nurses, regardless of specialty area, have awareness of the interconnectedness of all being and shares the common, intentional goal of attending to and
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