Watson Nursing Theory

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When we look up the word nursing we tend to find something along the lines of “protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (Lundy, 2014). But, there is more to nursing than that simple definition. Nursing is a profession that takes responsibility for assuring the good primary health care of individuals, families, and societies within medical and community sceneries. One of the most important roles of being a nurse is to be the patient’s supporter i.e. protects the interest of the patient when they are unable to, due to lack of health …show more content…
Her theory which came out in 1979 is strictly about caring, combined with spiritual dimensions into nursing practice. Watson sees the person as “a mind-body-soul connection”. Effective caring encourages health as well as individual or family growth. In addition, Watson’s faith and hope idea are vital to both the carative and the curstive processes. When current science has nothing further to offer the patient, faith and hope can serve as a sense of well-being through beliefs which are meaningful to the individual. Jean Watson’s carative factors include the formation of a humanistic i.e. an altruistic system of values which begins developmentally at an early age with the values shared with the parents. Cultivation of compassion to one’s self and to others recognizes the need of the nurse to begin to feel an emotion as it presents itself. A nurse becomes more trustworthy when the development of trust is familiarized. This encourages self-growth and self-actualization, in both the nurse and the patient he or she come in contact …show more content…
“Culture, differentiates one 's social group from another that includes beliefs, traditions, food, language and religion”(Alligood,2013). By knowing where one came from, they can have a better perspective of their life. A person’s roots and origin are one of the most significant things to explore. Nurses must be aware that other cultures besides their own exist. They need to respect their patients’ religious beliefs when it comes to their health. Berenson LD emphasizes that “culture and individual beliefs is as important as knowing their physical problems, functional limitations and response to illness to provide safe competent and comprehensive nursing care” (Berenson, 2011). It is essential that nurses learn to assess each patient’s cultural differences and if they are not familiar with their patients cultural background to find out so they can provide the proper care needed. For example, Syrian women are not allowed to be taken care by male nurses or doctors and vice versa with Syrian men. So a nurse coming in contact with a Syrian should be aware of this and make arrangements to provide a male nurse or female as

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