At present, Dr. Watson is a distinguished nursing professor at the same university. Dr. Watson’s PhD is in Educational Psychology and Counseling with a research focused on human caring and loss. She presented her theory in her first book “Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring.” Her theory focuses on the ethical and moral aspects of nursing care. Her definition of caring emphasizes communication, empathy, having sufficient knowledge and clinical skills (Alligood, 2010). Dr. Watson believes that caring is central to nursing and can be effective if practiced interpersonally.
I believe that the core of nursing is caring and knowledge. Knowledge is the science of nursing and caring is the art of nursing; both of which are necessary for providing quality nursing care. I feel as a nurse I am an advocate for my patient and their families. I try to make them feel comfortable and trust in me and I provide the best care I am able to give. I believe that the focus of nursing is evidenced based clinical practice.
Historical Perspective Essay Shanda M. Ramsey NUR/518 June 9, 2014 Cindy Boyer Historical Perspective Essay Nursing research is widely used to produce evidence-based practices for nurses to use in practice with caring for patients. It is a “systematic inquiry designed to develop trustworthy evidence about issues of importance to nursing” (Polit & Beck, 2012). Nursing theorists such as Florence Nightingale introduced research to the nursing field in the 1850’s with her publication Notes on Nursing. Over the years, contributions to nursing research continued to come forward helping to grow and develop nursing research to what it is today. Theorists are not the only contributors to the development of nursing research.
The Future of Nursing: Leading change, Advancing Health Kimberly Pettaway Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V October 4, 2015 The Future of Nursing according to the IOM Since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reports the future of nursing leading change and promoting wellness, it advocates transforming education, nursing practice and transforming leadership. Healthcare experiences many transformations for lots of reasons because of the growing requisitions of the medical profession. The IOM had to face the demands and needs of this present healthcare system. This report of the Institute of medicine (IOM) was established to provide opportunities for nurses to further their education, improve the practice of the nurse, and helped
What Nursing Means To Me According to Algase (2010), nursing is defined as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through treatment, and diagnosis” (p.148). Many years ago being a nurse meant wearing a starched, pristine white uniform with a matching white cap and shoes. That immaculate white uniform was a symbol of purity. When you saw a nurse wearing it, you automatically associated them with having compassion, being charismatic and caring, and following orders. Fortunately, the nursing uniform has progressed over the years as well as the attitude about the nursing profession.
Watson's Theory of Human Caring Blanca Castellon University of Phoenix THEORIES AND MODELS OF NURSING PRACTICE NUR/403 Michelle Dorin May 5, 2014 Watson’s Theory of Human Caring Caring and nursing have always been thought to go hand in hand. For the most part individuals choose this profession for their desire to help and care for other people. Caring as a fundamental concept has led to the development of several caring theories. In this paper I will be discussing Jean Watson’s theory of human caring. I will be describing the major concepts of Jean Watson’s theory and I will be applying Jean Watson’s theory to my own nurse/ patient relationships and describe the caring moments that took place.
Provision nine states that a nurse is responsible for articulating nursing values and maintaining integrity of the profession (Martha D.M. Fowler, 2010). This can be accomplished by becoming a mentor for nurses who have just graduated. I could sign up to be a preceptor and really share with the new nurse the values of nursing, as well as demonstrate the integrity and core values of the profession. I could easily go through each of the nine provisions to the ANA Code of Ethics and demonstrate how I can use each one in my daily life as a registered nurse.
The U.S. Department of Labor states, "[Nurses] are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities" (112). A qualified nurse will create a balance between care and concern for patients and scientific knowledge ("Nursing", 2004, 112). Nurses are required to make keen observations and assessments using written and verbal communication. Time management and organizational skills along with leadership and delegation ability are crucial elements of the job (BLS, 2002, 112). Working
PHILOSOPHY IN NURSING Sarah A Gillespie University of North Carolina at Pembroke Abstract This paper is a reflection and evaluation the author’s personal philosophy of nursing. This is accomplished using the framework of the nursing meta-paradigm that includes: person, environment, health, and nursing. There are many aspects of the meta-paradigm that impact healthcare both in positive and negative ways. In looking at the author’s philosophy of nursing, one can see that they enjoy helping people and making a difference in their lives. Even with a brief nursing career, most nurses will agree that nursing has been and will remain one of the most satisfying careers; “…as long as there are people that have the desire to change the world, one relationship at a time”.
Edwards (1999) states “If nursing is a science then perhaps it will prove fruitful to apply the historical turn to it in order to determine how nurses might best meet the ends of nursing” (p. 567). Nursing has developed significantly as a profession throughout the years. Nursing science provides the basis for nursing practice. Throughout history, several nurses made noteworthy changes in nursing practice. The following nurse leaders and events influenced the nursing profession, shaping the delivery of healthcare into what it is today.