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.
Reflection, critical thinking and analysis are important for enrolled nurse’s practice and education because it a matter of life and death for their patient and for their loved ones. So reflection has becomes the important concept in nursing and so as Critical Thinking ,which is skilled work that is not true everyone can naturally endowed with the ability to think clearly and logically - without learning how, or without practicing." (Alfred Mander 1947) .So on analysis plays the same part in nursing field. In order to completely understand reflective reasoning and personal development in relation to your development in the Nursing field one have to define the both terminology .Personal Development mean to conduct activities which increases awareness, which increase the potential which will finally improve the quality of life. While on the other hand reflective reasoning where we can apply learning and insight of others into their work.
Mental health professionals practice active listening and encourage the client to express their feelings. Mental health counselors develop and implement treatment plans based on the client’s physical or mental condition. Client information is collected through interviews, observations or tests which guide counselors in the development of therapeutic information strategies that will help clients deal with their problems by targeting at-risk behaviors which promotes optimum mental and emotional well-being of the client (Erford, 2010). Over the past decade organizations have come to the realization that mental health professionals need to become competent in cross cultural interactions. Competent multicultural mental health professionals play a key role in success of mental health counseling interventions (Connerley & Pederson, 2005).
Interpersonal skills are daily skills we use to relate and communicate with other people. Nurses must motivate health promoting behaviour through health education, role modelling and effective communication. Effective communication is also essential to practice and improving interpersonal relationships (Grover, 2005). A vital discussion between the health professional and the clients is shown on the DVD clip, this has to do with their unhealthy lifestyle and the remedies to
This paper will provide understanding of the theory of nursing, key concepts of the theory of comfort, and how these concepts and theories are relatable to current nursing leadership. The Importance of Nursing Theory Nursing theory is a key component of effective nursing. Nursing theory establishes principles, rationales, and helps enhance overall knowledge of nursing (Davidson, 2012). The common question that arises in nursing school is “Why do we need to learn nursing theories?”. Although it may seem cumbersome to learn, having a firm understanding and knowledge of nursing theory will one day allow the student nurse to develop a nursing theory of their own.
| The nursing levels reflect movement from reliance on past abstract principles to the use of past concrete experience as paradigms and change in perception of situation as a complete whole in which certain parts are relevant. | Henderson, Virginia | Definition of nursing | This theory shows nursing assisting patients with 14 essential functions toward independence. The theory basically is saying that the nurse needs to get inside the patients skin or mind and anticipate what they need in order to get well and gain back their independence. | Nurses have a unique function of not only caring for their patients but helping them to gain back
In the relationship the nurse needs to have the ability to connect with another human being, ability to assess the patient’s current status and address the needs they have, and being sensitive to the patient’s needs. The next part of her theory is the carative factors. These factors were to be like a map to guide you in your nursing practice rather than a checklist that needs to be complete in order to fully practice Watson’s theory. 1. Forming a system of values in which you will show through kindness and caring to the patient.
By applying the Watson caring theory in caring for patients, “it allows nurses 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” (Cara, 2003, p 2). Watson believes it is crucial that nurses apply caring values to their practice because it is essentially a byproduct in discovering the meaning of the nursing profession (Theory of Human Caring, n.d.). The foundation of this paper is to expound on the caring theory Jean Watson designed “to bring meaning and focus to nursing as a distinct health profession” (Cara, 2003, p 2). Description of the Theorist In the 1940’s, Jean Watson was born in West Virginia in a small town in the Appalachian Mountains. In 1961, graduated from the Lewis Gale School of Nursing, furthering her career at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1964, received a bachelor’s degree, in 1966 a Master’s degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing and in 1973, a Ph.D. in educational psychology and counseling.
Name Professor Course Date Relevance of Boundaries and Ethics in Therapeutic Relationship Therapeutic relationship is that connection that exists between healthcare provider who is a professional and his client, for it is a means through which the professional and patient hope to engage in an effort to affect a change that is beneficial to the client. This relationship is, thus, a vital element because it assists it helps in the reduction and resolution of difficulties of the client. D’Ardenine and Mahtani (1999, p83) state that, in the therapeutic relationship, the healthcare professional should find out the needs of their clients, as well as determine, the clients understanding of their own needs to come up with a workable solution. This is because it has been determined that during this engagement the clients appreciate getting to know the healthcare provider when he spends time with them to understand the interactions (Szasz, p1988, 12). According to Furedi (2004, p174) a typical form of a therapeutic process for counseling involving individuals is composed of different techniques and theories which are taken from different approaches.
Theoretical Basis: Watson's Theory of Human Caring An advanced practice nurse (APN) to help guide professional practice and provide a working framework can use many different theories and models. Theories provide a foundation in which an APN can seek to understand patients and their problems and effectively plan interventions. Basing our practice on a particular theory can help improve the care we provide by not only providing structure but also providing boundaries and goals for our nursing actions and it defines a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the actions we provide (Eldridge, 2014). This paper is going to review Watson’s theory of human caring and provide a description of the interrelated concepts for the grand nursing theory. The theorist’s background and perspectives will be explained and lastly the theory will be discussed as to how it can serve as an underpinning and improve nursing practice.