4, pp. 382-386). Ms Henderson has honorary doctorial degrees from the Catholic University of America, Pace University, University of Rochester, University of Western Ontario, and Yale University. She joined Columbia as a member of the faculty and remained there until 1948 (http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/Henderson.html). She became a research associate at Yale University School of Nursing in 1953.
The changes in the health care delivery systems around the world have intensified nurses’ responsibilities and workloads. Nurses must now deal with patients’ increased acuity and complexity in regard to their care situation. Despite such hardships, nurses must find ways to preserve their caring practice and Jean Watson’s caring theory can be seen as indispensable to this goal. Watson’s theory attempts to move nursing from the modernist view of the human body as machine and reality as discrete, elemental, and concrete into a world of the metaphysical where the interdependent and nondiscrete nature of a world and the spiritual nature of humans is of paramount importance (George, 2011). Jean Watson is an American nursing scholar born in West Virginia and now living in Boulder, Colorado.
Jean Watson is someone who cares for patients and believes that they should be treated with respect. Jean Watson created a philosophy for ten carative factors for patient care and how the role of being a nurse should be. Watson believes that it is the way to satisfy certain human needs. (http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/Watson.html) The ten carative factors deal with being fair and to respect yourself and others. She believes others should have hope and faith when modern medicine can do no more to help the patient.
They were Total Compensation. If nursing care only included the nurse assisting the patient with care, and patient able to some care, this was known as Partial. But if the patient is able to take care of themselves and is able to move around, then the nurse primary role is educating the patient in health practices. This was under : Educative/Support. Her goal was not only for nurses to provide care for their patients but for nurses to observe to see if there was any deficit that could contribute to the
Watson's Theory of Caring Doctor Jean Watson a nursing theorist born in 1940 in West Virginia. She started her nursing career at the University of Colorado in 1964. Doctor Watson was named Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado, the highest honor accorded University of Colorado faculty for scholarly work (George, 2011). She is also a universally known published author and recipient of several awards and honors. She is a nurse, writer, professor, and a theorist.
Jean Watson and the Theory of Caring University of Phoenix NUR/403 Jacqueline DePaulis, MS, RN, FNP February 7, 2011 Jean Watson and the Theory of Caring Jean Watson’s theoretical approach to nursing care incorporates spiritual, humanist, and holistic aspects. The Eastern philosophical influence to her work speaks to the ideals of human morality, connectedness of all humans and to altruistic nursing care. This paper will discuss the background and concepts of Watson’s theory, as well as a nurse/patient transpersonal interaction. In the context of this interaction, the theory’s major assumptions and carative factors/caritas will be explored, as well as, a personal reflection on this transpersonal moment. The Background of Watson’s Theory Jean Watson began her career as a diploma nurse, then, graduated with her baccalaureate in nursing science in the early nineteen-sixties; she advanced, to receive her masters in psychiatric nursing within two years.
“Theory helps provide knowledge to improve practice by describing, explaining, predicting, and controlling phenomena” (Blais and Hayes, 2011) Theory is part of what drives us as nurses. Providing medication is one aspect of a nurse’s job, however, making sure that a patient receives the best care possible and knowing what the rationale behind this care is, is a significant part of what makes us nurses. One of the most popular nursing theorists of our time is Dorothea Orem. "In the inability of the client to do the universal, developmental or health deviation self-care requisites, the nurse provides wholly or partially compensatory or supportive-educative assistance." Dorothea Orem's theory of Self-Care Deficit is a patient centered model, as the patient is the main focus of care, due to their inability and incapacity to perform self care due to health problems and limitations.
* In 1929, Henderson determined that she needed more education & entered Teachers College at Columbia University where she earned her; * Bachelor’s Degree in 1932 * Master’s Degree in 1934. * Subsequently, she joined Columbia as a member of the faculty, where she remained until 1948(Herrmann,1998) * Since 1953, she has been a research associate at Yale University School of Nursing. * Died: March 19, 1996. Career and Achievements * Is the recipient of numerous recognitions for her outstanding contributions to nursing. * VH was a well known nursing educator and a prolific author.
This paper will provide a thorough concept analysis of CF by outlining various definitions, detailing how it influences nursing practice, discussing attributes of CF and providing case scenarios to elaborate on this concept within nursing. Compassion Fatigue in Nursing Practice When people think about nurses, compassion and caring are two adjectives used to describe them. These words are the reason why many nurses come into the profession. They want to help and care for patients helping them get back to their normal lives. Eventually, having compassion and showing concern for others without appreciation leads to CF.
While in that position she addressed the question, “What is the subject matter of Nursing?” This led to development of “Guides for Developing Curricula for the Education of Practical Nurses” in 1959. We first see Dorothea Orem’s Self-Care theory in her first book; Nursing: Concepts of Practice in 1971. Ms. Orem later went back to school and received Honorary Doctorates of Science from both Georgetown University in 1976 and Incarnate Word College in 1980. Ms. Orem also received Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Illinois