She attended the University of Colorado and earned a bachelor of science in nursing and psychology. Jean continued and received her master’s degree in psychiatric- mental health nursing. In additional she earned her Ph.D. in education psychology and counseling. She taught at the University Of Colorado School Of Nursing and is the founder of the center for Human Caring in Colorado. She has written many brooks discussing her philosophy and theory of human caring.
Nursing Theorist Grid Use grid below to complete the Week 4-Nursing Theorists assignment. Please see the “Nursing Theorists’ Grading Criteria” document, located on the Materials page of the student Web site. Name: kisha Theorist Selected: Dorothea Orem Description of Theory: According to Somchit, (1989), Orem’s theory, “Focuses on self-care needs of the patient and is a deliberate action of the nurse who views patients in terms of their self-care capacity. Orem has specified the relationship of her concepts into a set of theories that are interrelated in nursing: theory of self-care deficit, theory of self- care, and theory of nursing systems. With Orem’s theory the focus of nursing is the individual, more specifically the individual’s self-care requisites.
In this paper I will describe the background and major concepts of Jean Watson’s theory. I will apply Watson’s theory to an actual nurse/patient relationship, also known as the caring moment. In addition, I will describe the context of the caring moment and include a personal reflection on the experience. Background and Major Concepts of Jean Watson's Theory Jean Watson was born in West Virginia and moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1962. She attended the University of Colorado and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and psychology.
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.
It is a process that involves nurse-patient collaboration where in the nurse’s intervention “depends upon the patient’s active involvement in determining both the cause of the distress and also an action which may reduce the distress”(Potter & Bockenhauer, 2000, para. 5). This theory is patient centered and focused on reducing patient’s distress. In order to do this according to Alligood (2010) the nurse has to focus on the patients and their needs and validating them before intervening rather than assuming their problems and make random decisions. Theory’s Historical background: Ida Jean Orlando was a professor at Yale University in the 1950’s.
I will use reflection to compare my findings to how literature states it should be done. I plan to show an understanding of holistic care and how it is used in each stage of the nursing process. Holistic care is an approach to healthcare which treats the individual as a whole person in relation to their needs (Hinchliff et al, 1998). In order to maintain confidentiality I have provided my client with a pseudonym (Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2002). I based this assignment on Mary, who is a 72 year old lady and suffers with osteoarthritis which is a degenerative disorder in bone and cartilage (Hinchliff et al, 1996).
Nursing Time 103 (47) 28-29 Gopee, N (2009) Mentorship and Supervision in Healthcare. Sage: London. Lewis, G. (1996) The Mentoring Manager, Institute of Management Foundation, Pitman Publishing Matheson, R (2003) Promoting the integration of Theory and Practice by use of a Learning Contract: International Journal of Therapy and rehabilitation: 10 (6) 264-269 Melrose S (2002) a clinical teaching guide for psychiatric mental health nursing. A qualitative outcome analysis project. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 9 (4) 381-389 McKim J., Jollie C., Hatter M. (2007) Mentoring: Theory and Practice Myell M, Levett-Jones T., Lathlean J.
Summary of Grand Theories by Jean Watson and Virginia Henderson Nursing Theory and Advance Practice 502-B01 Jean Watson: Caring Science at Sacred Science Theory The earlier work of Jean Watson brought about a descriptive theory of caring because it included the spiritual element of nursing at the time of origination. Jean Watson believed that humans have an energy field as a holistic and interactive being and that health and illness are manifestations of the human pattern (McEwen and Wills, 2014). Watson’s background included psychiatric mental health nursing and she was an internationally published author, a former dean of a nursing school, a founder, and director. Watson’s theory was widely read in the disciplines of other theorists and psychologists. She was able to combine the various concepts into nursing as a science of human concerns.
This journal, begun in 1995, has been vital to the advancement of family nursing as it has given family nurses a place to share their thoughts and research. There is, however, disagreement over what family nursing actually encompasses (Hanson, 2001; Wright & Leahey, 2000), and how it differs from community health nursing (Friedman, 1986) and family therapy (Gilliss, Rose, Hallburg, & Martinson, 1989; Wright & Leahey, 1994). A review of the family nursing literature reveals that within the definition of family nursing family nursing practice is described in different ways. The way family nursing is practiced depends on how the family nurse conceptualizes the family and works with it. The degree of family-centeredness also is dependent on the philosophy of the system within which the nurse works.
MY Nursing Philosophy Philosophy is defined in the dictionary as the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.” Philosophies of nursing are statements of beliefs about nursing and expressions of values in nursing that are used as bases for thinking and acting” (Chitty and Black, 2007, p.319). For as long as I can remember, nursing has been my lifelong dream. I longed to be part of becoming a nurse to represent the very essence of caring and compassion. In my eighteen years of being in healthcare I have watched the changing of simple writing care plans to technology take over with computerized charting. I continue to desire to be a qualified, caring, and compassionate nurse to community that I live in.