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The Swanson's Theory Of Caring In Nursing Practice

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When I decide to become a nurse, in my heart, I knew that I was a compassionate person; however, I didn’t know I have a caring theory driving my life. After studying the Swanson’s Theory of Caring, the theory is consistent with my moral values, which highlight the overall definition of caring in nursing practice. This theory affirms that caring turns around five categories: knowing, being with, doing for, enabling, and maintaining belief (Potter & Perry; 2017). Once applied to nursing practice, each of these five categories can fuel the caregiver 's attitude and improve in general patient well-being.

The first caring process of the Swanson’s Theory of Caring is 'knowing '. As it applies to this theory, knowing is defined as "striving to understand an event as it has meaning in the life of the other" (Potter & Perry., 2017). For Swanson, this type of caring permits the nursing professional to not make assumptions about any specific
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Illustrated in this, I can also benefit from demonstrating the five processes of the Swanson’s Theory of Caring on everyday nursing practice. When I am practicing caring, I reap benefits such as an emotional and spiritual sense of achievement, appreciation, and satisfaction. Practicing the Swanson’s Theory of Caring is extremely helpful to both nurse and patient and has been incorporated into assignments in medical settings. By using this model and the processes of caring, nurses can be uplifted and sustain the caring-healing practice that attracted them to the profession. Although I don’t have all the five caring process, I am confident that I will acquire those during my nursing career through the interaction with my
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