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. Caring moment. “A caring occasion is the moment when the nurse and another person come together in such a way that an occasion for human caring is created. Both persons, with their unique phenomenal fields, have the possibility to come together in a human-to-human transaction” (Watson, 1988). The caring moment can be influenced by the actions and choices made by both the one being cared for and the one caring.
Personhood is based on the concept of humans as embodied spirits (Jesse, 2010), according to Watson humans can coexist with the past, present, and the future by emphasizing the spiritual dimension of life (Jesse, 2010). Nursing is centered on helping the patient achieve a higher degree of harmony with mind, body, and soul and is achieved through caring actions involving a transpersonal caring relationship (Suliman, Wellman, Omer, Thomas, 2009). Transpersonal caring is the proposed approach to achieve a connection in which the nurse and patient change together (Alligood, 2010). Watson’s theory states that caring transcends the technical aspect of care and “honors the person as an embodied spirit” (Jesse, 2010, p.119). Watson does not deny the technical importance of nursing but embraces the mind, consciousness, treating the whole person.
Jean Watson Jean Watson is a caring and an open person who has accomplished many goals in her nursing career. Watson’s philosophy has involved on how the way a patient should be treated, the relationship between the caregiver and the cared for should be trustworthy. Watson develops a theory of caring that involves a sequence of how to care for a patient when in need of help. Watson has made many contributions that influence the nursing career today. Dr. Jean Watson earned her degrees as an undergraduate and a graduate from 1964 to 1973.
Jean Watson is an American nurse theorist and nurse professor who is mostly known for her Theory of Human Caring. The main concept of the theory is caring for the purpose of healing, dignity, respecting the wholeness of humanity. Jean Watson refers to human being as valued person to be cared, respected, nurtured, understood and assisted. Within caring theory, the primary nursing consideration is the creation of caring, the relationship with the patient. 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'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.
Caring moment is the third component of "Watson's theory of Human Caring. Caring moment occurs when the nurse and the patient come together that involves as action and choice with their unique life histories and enter into the moment of transpersonal relationship. According to "Jean Watson's theory the connection between the nurse and the patient is at a deeper that the physical interaction, which it has been at a spiritual level in creation potentials for healing and human unity. The interaction or caring relationship goes above and beyond that Watson consider as a" moral commitment to protecting and enhance human dignity, respect/love for the person" honoring the needs, wishes, routines and rituals. Sharing this experiences that explore each person's view and spirit leading to a discovery of self to word wholeness of "mind, body, and spirit."
Introduction Therapeutic communication is the corner stone of good practice and paramount to the provision of good care. Doheny et al. (2007) observed that when certain skills are used to facilitate communication between nurse and client in a goal directed manner,the therapeutic communication process occurs. According to McCabe (2004) patient centred communication is a basic component of nursing and facilitates the development of a positive nurse - patient relationship. Nurses have a great opportunity to shape the future of the nursing practice through therapeutic communication Armold&Boggs, (2011).
The theory has undergone evolution for several years, but its root principal remains outstanding. The theory stresses on the concept of humanistic issue of nursing in conjunction to scientific knowledge. She modeled the theory in a way that it clearly brings out the implication and focus to nursing as a different health line of work. She believed that caring is a backing and support of the identity of nurses (Delaune, 2002). She added on that the identity of medicine is that of caring because nurses deal with patients and medicines; the same should describe their character.
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
According to Professor Draper ,getting to know the person behind the illness is the key principle of person centred nursing care.We as the care providers needs to listen diligently to our patients conditions, treat as a unique human being. Psychologist Carl Rogers, founder of person care centred define as " structure result from distributing pont of view and assertion of oneself ". It is a positive persuasion belief of our senses, ideas, and valuing of a person capabilities of what he/she can do. It is having assurance to see her actions as interactions made with confidence. Roger use these therapy in treating individual as a person to improve his quality of life.