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provider is present for support and guidance (Northouse & Northouse, 1998).Jean Watson recognizes the science of human caring as the foundation for nursing practice. The major components of her caring theory are called carative factors, which provide the framework for a healthy nurse-patient relationship and a successful patient outcome. These caratives concentrate on the fulfillment of the patient's human needs through values appraisal of the patient and the nurse involved in the interaction, sensitivity to the patient's situation and her thoughts and feelings, and the establishment of a caring, private, and safe environment that stimulates learning and healing. Through caring, the nurse inspires trust and approval from the patient resulting in a transpersonal relationship (Chitty, & Black, 2010). During the caring process, the nurse and patient may experience a moment of meaningful and spiritual connection with each other. These caring moments strengthen the trust of the relationship between them.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATION7This transpersonal caring relationship enhances the patient's growth and development in her own environment, which facilitates harmony of the mind-body-spirit (Alligood, 2010). ConclusionHealth care communication greatly influences health care decisions made by professionals, patients, and patient families. When effective, health care communication providesclarity and understanding for all parties involved, promotes a safer patient environment, and allows an informed decision to be made. When communication is ineffective, confusion and misunderstanding result, and a negative outcome is more likely to occur. Health care professionals, who employ therapeutic communication, inspire trust from their patients resulting in healthy professional-patient relationships and successful patient outcomes.References
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