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Nursing Theory Analysis Paper 1 Nursing Theory Analysis Paper Uma Durairaj South University Course ID—NSG 5002 Week 5 project Instructor Name: DR. Allen Date :09/04/2020
2 Background Theory appropriate to my practice settings : A middle-range theory that can be applied to my practice is Jean Watson’s theory of human caring. According to Watson, caring, which is manifested in nursing has existed in every society. However, a caring attitude is not transmitted from generation to generation. Instead, it is transmitted by the culture of the nursing profession as a unique way of coping with its environment. One advantage to Watson’s Philosophy and Science of Caring theory is that it creates a generalized framework for nursing that can be applied to a variety of situations and patients. Jean Watson’s theory can be applied to everyday practice. For example, in my unit ICU, patient care as well as the proper explanation is important factor that allows patient’s to feel heard and contributes to overall patient health. Caring is shown through various forma and applied in every encounter. For example, I can see in unit when the patient enter into ICU, they become more anxious, restless and afraid of procedures and interventions in the ICU. Many nurses that I have worked with have a difficult time building trust with patients and families. The nurses also lack the fitness of timing sense and sensitivity, however applying caring to the encounter helps facilitate my goal of meeting patient needs and increasing patient satisfaction. An example of implementing caring in a patient encounter is actively listening what a patient is saying. The theory of human caring is an excellent example of a theory that guides nursing practice This theory addresses how nurses express care to their patients. When the patient feels that, nurses are caring their patients adequately, that will promote patient’s psychological well- being and strength. It also places the patient in the context of the family, community and culture. The patient is the focus of the practice rather than the technology. Background of Theorist:
3 Watson was born in small town West Virginia in 1940.She obtained her Bachelor degree in 1964, then Watson did her Master’s degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing in the year of 1966.She obtained her Ph.D. in educational psychology and counselling in the year of 1973. All her nursing studies were obtained from the University of Colorado After that she worked at the University Health Science Center and also took the role of President of the League for Nursing. Jean Watson is a distinguished professor, nurse theorist, and founder and director of the nonprofit Watson Caring Science Institute. In 2013, she was awarded the American Academy of Nursing’s ‘Living Legend’ award, its highest honor. She is best known for her Theory of Human Caring and Ten Caritas Processes, which serve as a blueprint for professional nursing practice.

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