Watson Essay

2341 Words Mar 20th, 2013 10 Pages
Watson’s Theory of Caring James Farrell University of Phoenix Health & Chronic Disease Management NUR/403 Judith McLeod September 9, 2012

Jean Watson Theory of Caring The purpose of this paper is to explore Jean Watson’s Theory of Transpersonal Human Caring, and the major concepts of Watson’s theory, including the caring moment, the carative factors, and the transpersonal caring theory itself. Then the theory will be applied to an actual nurse to patient interaction. The paper will illustrate the caring moment between the patient and nurse. Watson’s major assumptions will be further discussed in relation to person, health, environment, and
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The intimate moment of fear and the unknown is a very important part in the relationship, each member in the relationship must trust each other and let their feelings be known. The carative factors are 10 factors that influence human caring. Watson’s theory is often misunderstood because of the lack of scientific knowledge applied to the theory itself. Technology aside she, could construct caring factors that nurses could use to create a loving caring, open, growing environment known as the carative factors.
The Caring Moment in Actualization Nursing working in specific areas of health care of health care use Watson’s theory more often than the average person may think. One field in particular is the psychiatric-mental health care settings. The nurse taking care of a patient is responsible for assisting the patient with creating a health care environment. The nurse focuses on creating a dynamic human to human transaction. The nurse strives understanding the patient is a whole person greater than the sum of his or her parts. In the caring moment the nurse will help to create the proper milieu to address the psychosocial, physiological, and social negativities that may be surrounding the patient. To help elaborate Watson theory in practice, a case study scenario will be presented for further evaluation. In scenario there is a twenty-six-year-old bipolar 2 disorder (for purposes of this paper she will be referred to as JD); JD is

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