Bringing together education and healing was a life-changing experience that made me realize that nursing is my true calling. Traditionally, nurses were viewed as caregivers. In today’s world, image of nursing profession changes as nurses play many other roles such as patient’s advocates, educators, managers, team members, facilitators, and experts. (Zerwekh, 2006). As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today.
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 believes that it is possible to read, study, learn, research, teach about the theory, but to truly understand one has to personally experience it. (Sitzman & Watson, 2014). According to Jean Watson health is defined as high level of physical, social and mental functioning. Watson indicates throughout her work that all human beings have inherent needs to participate in caring exchanges, both as giver and receiver and that nursing holds the essence of this fundamental need.
In this case reflection being the expression of my expectations, perceptions and feelings of the experience represented by the evidence in this case scenario (Rodgers, 2002). Changing Childbirth, the report of the expert committee on maternity care (DoH, 1993), promotes a woman centred care philosophy that encourages the midwife to have a continuous and ongoing relationship with the women in her caseload. This facilitates the midwife in applying her professional autonomy in decision-making, in collaboration with the woman and other health care professionals, thus, ensuring that the client and her family are the main focus of her midwifery care (Page, 1997). The theories underpinning midwifery practice will be discussed in this assessment using literature and research to support the discussion. For me this scenario provided a unique experiential moment from which to learn hence I have chosen to highlight it here as my case scenario.
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
This theory has been used to help the new generation of nurses to view the human being as a whole with a connection between body, mind, spirit and the environment, understand transpersonal relationship, and create caring moments in nursing practice to improve patient care to obtain positive outcomes. Watson’s theory focus in caring as it must to remain constant. The words “human care” in Watson original book, was later changed to “human caring” or “caring” to describe transpersonal interaction, caring moments, and carative factors, elements of Watson’s theory (Watson, 2012). Watson describes caring as an intentional act from the nurses. In her theory, Watson emphasis that the nurse has
Her basis for health and nursing is to provide a goal to work toward. This is done through mutual communication to establish these goals and taking actions to attain these goals. (Nursing, 2012) Dorothea E. Orem is known for her theory of “Self Care Deficit”. Her philosophy on the person is that people are distinct individuals and should be self reliant and responsible for their own care. There are environmental factors which include elements and conditions that develop within the environment.
Historical Development of Nursing Timeline NUR/513 January 27, 2014 Historical Development of Nursing Timeline The history of nursing has change within the last two decade with the help from nursing theorist. Nursing theorists has paved the way on how care is given and the treatment that is given to each patient. The main focus from each theorist was focused and center on comforting, caring and nurturing the patient back to optimal health. Nursing today has changed dramatically due to the many theorists that have paved the way. Nursing has adopted their concepts to fit the changing of modern time.
The bachelors prepared nurse is taught to advocate for their patients’, and integrate their knowledge by enabling patients, families, and communities to continually progress toward the fulfillment of full human capability. At this level nursing judgment is
The Role of Nurses When Using Nursing Process to Deliver Care The nursing process is now an integral part of nursing practice worldwide. It is defined as a systematic technique of planning, providing, and assessing care for patients (Carpenito-Moyet, 2007). It is a problem-solving method developed to help nurses to logically approach situations. It is by nature cyclic, theoretically based, dynamic, flexible, and goal-oriented. The nursing process is beneficial to the patient, the nurse, and the nursing profession.
nRunning head: NURSING THEORY 1 Nursing Theory Akwasi Agyemang Chamberlain College of Nursing NR501: Theoretical Basis For Advanced Nursing Practice May 2015 NURSING THEORY Nurses can use nursing theory as tool to help guide their practice. I personally define nursing theory as the mechanism that guide nurses and provide explanation to nursing interventions. It is defined by Croyle (2012) as an organized and systematic articulation of a set of statements related to questions in the discipline of nursing. The theories guide nursing practice and provide a foundation for clinical decision making. In the past, nurses were seen as assistive personnels and were often described as handmaiden to physician (Croyle, 2012).