Reflection Of Jean Watson's Theory Of Human Care

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Introduction The purpose of this paper is to define my professional nursing philosophy. I will utilize the nursing metaparadigm as a framework for integrating the concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing into my nursing practice. Secondly, I will discuss Jean Watson’s theory of human care and how this has personally impacted my profession as a nurse and guided my nursing philosophy. Philosophy is defined as the study of the principals underlying thought, conduct, and the nature of the universe (Chitty & Black, 2014). This being said, philosophies of professional nursing are personal statements, values, and beliefs that we use as a bases for thinking and acting (Chitty & Black, 2014). Nursing to me is an extremely rewarding profession, as a nurse I possess many values and hold myself to higher standards in order to provide the best possible care for my patients. Some examples of professional nursing values are supporting fellow nurses by teamwork, health promotion for patients, and most importantly being non-judgmental and caring. According to the American Nurses Association (2015) nursing is defined as optimization of health, prevention of injury, alleviation of suffering, and advocacy in the care of individuals and families. Two influences…show more content…
Watson’s theory was built on the earlier values of nursing and emphasized caring, which is a core principal of what the profession of nursing was founded on (Sitzman, 2007). The concept of caring reflects a supportive, nonjudgmental, respectful, and healing environment for the patient and the nurse (Caring Science Theory & Research, 2015). According to Watson’s theory, caring is not only physical but spiritual, where the nurse and patient form a transpersonal caring relationship (Caring Science Theory & Research, 2015). In this relationship, the nurse connects the patient’s current health status to their spiritual well-being and mind set (Sitzman,

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