Essay on Watson's Theory of Human Caring

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Watson's Theory of Human Caring

Watson's Theory of Human Caring Theory of caring, Watson has taught me how healthcare providers should practice loving, and kindness to our patients and others. Watson’s theory is not only for patients, but it is for everyone who works in the healthcare industry. Loving, and caring for each other would establish a trusting relationship that will be remembered for a long time. There are four carative factors that I practice on daily basis which they are the humanistic-altruistic system of values, development of sensitivity to oneself and others, promoting and accepting the expression of positive and negative feelings, and the supportive, protective, and/or corrective mental, physical, societal, and
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Lukose (2014) stated that, “caring and the healing task is heart-centered not just routine nursing care and extend to examine self and others,…is connected with higher energy of the universe when the soul or the spirit care is provided” (p24). The caring moment is happening when nurses really show patients that they do care for their body, mind, and spirit. The patient perceives that nurses, who are taking care of them, really care and show them love. They show this by not only administering medications, or collecting consents, but through all a nurse’s heart, and soul. This moment of caring will then become memorable for patient and nurse. Caring is important because the caring process potentiates healing for the patient’s outcome.
Patient-Nurse Interaction during the Caring Moment
Nurses should utilize the ten carative factors throughout the caring moment, prior to the beginning, and throughout the process to prepare her body, mind, and spirit. This should be present for a patient who she is caring. According to Watson (2005), the word “Carita” which has deeper meaning of ethical caring that nurses bring to work, and to the world. The nurse should use the first three carative factors as a preparation process before initiating the caring-healing moment, which includes humanistic-altruistic system of values, faith-hope, and sensitivity of self and others (Falk Rafael, 2000).
The important characteristics of the first carative factor is,

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