Analysis Of Jean Watson's Theory Of Interpersoning And Nursing

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The words caring and nursing can be used interchangeably. According to The Free Dictionary, caring can be defined as “a feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others; showing or having compassion” (as cited in Lachman, 2014, p. 112). Jean Watson’s theory of interpersonal caring is widely recognized in the nursing community. For the purpose of this paper, the client I had in interaction with will be called Mrs. Jones. I exhibited exceptional care when caring for Mrs. Jones. which related to two carative factors of Watson’s theory of caring. After careful reflection, I have recognized that I integrated two carative factors from Watson’s theory of transpersonal caring with Mrs. Jones’ in my nursing care and I will continue to implement Watson’s theory to help guide my future practice. Theory Description Jean Watson’s theory of transpersonal caring provides guidance and many useful concepts, including the carative factors, which facilitates exemplary care of clients. According to Watson, “the three major elements of her theory are the carative factors, the transpersonal caring relationship, and the caring occasion/caring moment” (as cited in Lachman, 2012, p. 112). Watson has ten carative factors but for the purpose of this paper only two will be…show more content…
The nurse recognizes and connects his or her inner spirit and energy through authentic presence and being in the moment when having a caring moment (Jesse, 2010). Caring qualities are consisted of transpersonal caring and the carative factors, which helps to fulfill the needs of the patient (Jesse, 2010). The nurse’s ability to connect with the patient in a spiritually healing environment, which also provides purposeful caring qualities, includes using words, body language, senses, and touch (Jesse, 2010). Successful caring not only promotes health but it also promotes growth in the patient (Jesse,

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