There are countless beliefs and goals of nursing, and numerous nurses have used their own beliefs and values to develop nursing theories. Nursing theories are used to explain a phenomenon in nursing and there are four major nursing concepts that are used to describe the perspective of the theory. The four major concepts are nursing, person, health, and environment (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2013, pp. 30-31). I found Jean Watson’s theory of caring very interesting, but I have my own beliefs about nursing.
My Beliefs Regarding Nursing
When I contemplate about what it means to be a nurse the first word that comes to mind is ‘caring’. A nurse’s job is to promote health and prevent illness, which …show more content…
I believe that it is essential for nurses to know themselves in order to be able to provide the best care possible; if they do not know themselves, then how are they able to understand another person? I also believe that nursing is about working with other health care workers in order to provide the best care for patients; other health care workers can have value inputs that will benefit the patient. I believe that nursing a caring nurse is the best nurse.
Four Major Nursing Concepts
My own beliefs about nursing can be described by using the four major concepts of nursing, which are nursing, person, health, and environment (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2013, pp. 30-31). The concept of nursing can be seen in my theory because I believe that nurses should develop interpersonal relationships with their patients and collaborate with their fellow health care professionals to promote the health of their patients. The concept of nursing can also be seen in my views because I believe a nurse should practice interpersonal relationships …show more content…
45). Watson theory is “a humanistic-altruistic approach to the relationship between the nurse and the patient” (Faber, 2013). According to Watson a nurse should take into account the individuality of their patients and do everything in their power to preserve their individuality (Lachman, 2012). Jean Watson believed that a therapeutic relationship that is created in a caring environment can lead to healing consciousness (Faber, 2013). Watson’s theory has ten carative factors that she uses to explain how the theory should be put into practice; one carative factor “meeting human needs,” which means a nurse should assist the patient not only with their physical needs, but also their emotional and spiritual needs. Watson’s theory can be summed up with the phrase; a caring relationship promotes health (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2013, p.