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. I will discuss Jean Watson’s major assumptions in relation to person, health, and nursing in the health care environment. I will also be discussing how Watson’s carative factors were used in a transpersonal relationship with my patient. I will be finalizing this paper with a reflection of myself in a carative moment with my patient. Jean Watson was born in West Virginia US.
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.
Reflection as a learning tool allows me to identify the positive and negative aspects of my practice and to draw upon previous experiences and apply them to new situations “Reflective practice has, however, the potential to help practitioners in all fields unlock the tacit knowledge and understanding that they have of their practice and use this to generate knowledge for future practice”. (Schutz, 2007 pg.26) The clinical competency I have chosen in this report is Phlebotomy. As part of my role as a health care support worker within a District Nursing team Phlebotomy is one of my primary duties. The clinical skill I have chosen to reflect upon within this account is venepuncture. Confidentiality has been maintained throughout within this assignment and all names and locations are changed in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct (2008, Section: Confidentiality) and for this purpose I have chosen to name the patient as Mrs Jones.
They also possess stronger leadership qualities. Critical thinking in nursing is an essential component of professional accountability and quality nursing care. Baccalaureate nurse’s leadership qualities enable them to work as a team with other health care professionals to improve quality of patient care and outcome. Due to this noticeable difference in competencies Chief nurse officers (CNO) in university hospitals prefer to hire BSN graduates. In a 2001 survey published in Journal of Nursing Administration support this statement.
The preceptor has a job to ensure the new nurse is competent with skills to provided adequate, safe nursing care to patients. The preceptor has to wear many hats with the new nurse such as role model, educator, friend, confidant, and socializer. The preceptor must observe the new nurse and evaluate the skills of the nurse. Ideally the preceptor will explain a process or skill, demonstrate it, and then watch as the new nurse demonstrates as it is performed independently. Precepting involves a commitment on both the preceptor and the new nurse.
The NMC (2004) sets standards and guidance which enables professionals to demonstrate that they are keeping up to date with developments in professional practice and expanding their knowledge and competence. I am at the beginning of my life long journey. In university I will be developing my basic needs to become a newly qualified nurse; however one way I can gain further understanding is by reflecting upon my experiences. Siviter (2004) describes that reflection is the process in which you look at yourself and your practice objectively. Bolton (2005) argues that it is the way you incorporate your theory and practice in order to grow as a professional.
Watson’s Theory Robin Edmond NUR/403 December 12, 2012 Liz Gonzales RN, PHN, MSN/ED Watson’s Theory The author will discuss Watson’s theory, the historic background, description of concepts of nursing, patent environment, describe a nurse-patient relationship, which includes a caring relationship, caring moment, and use of carative factors of, cultivation of sensitivity to oneself and others, formation of humanistic-altruistic system of values, development of a helping-trusting human caring relationship, and instillation of faith-hope. The author will reflect on lessons learned, how the caring was received by the patient and what may have been done differently to enhance the transpersonal relationship. Watson’s Background Jean Watson was born in southern West Virginia in 1940. She attended the Lewis Gale School of Nursing in Roanoke, Virginia, which she graduated from in 1961. Watson graduated her bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Colorado in 1964.
The NCNR dedicated areas within its institute to focus just on how to conduct research. Knowing how to conduct research is important as studies were undergone to not only improve nurses’ ability to slow a patient’s illness, but to also assist the nurse in promoting a healthy lifestyle for the patient. The NCNR believes research is necessary because nurses “are more likely to have continuing contact with the most vulnerable populations” (Merritt, 1987). Research is needed to assist nurses in identifying those patients at risk so interventions can be put into place to empower the patient to realize a healthy lifestyle is achievable. Conclusion Nursing research has always been and continues to be directed toward patient care.
Components of good documentation are the same as Watson’s theory and nursing process; assessment, plan of action, intervention, and evaluation. A caring nurse will want to be able to improve and become more efficient with documentation so that they are able to provide more direct nursing care to their patients. Carative factor number seven in Watson’s theory call for the promotion of interpersonal teaching-learning. This describes “the caring nurses as one that must focus on the learning process as much as the teaching process” (Current Nursing, 2012, para. 3).
Advance Roles Paper This paper will reveal the author’s personal journey from a staff nurse who specialized in labor and delivery to an advanced practice nurse specializing in women’s health. This degree will enhance and expand this author’s skills in working with women and will allow the author to adapt more of a leadership role in working in women’s health. This Paper will provide a review of a conceptual framework for practice, and the author’s opinion on the current move to the Doctor of Nursing Practice as the practicing degree for advance practice nurses. The chosen path is the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with the specialty of women’s health nurse practitioner. As a doctoral prepared nurse, the author plans to continue to improve the healthcare for those in underserved communities, in the area of women’s health nursing.