About the Nature of Nursing

  1. A unitary view of the human as a unique, valued, and precious person in and of himself-or herself to be cared for, respected, nurtured, understood and assisted; in general, a philosophical view of a person as a whole person, honoring the unity of mind-body-spirit, continuous with the larger environmental field, the planet Earth,and the cosmos infinite field of life itself.
    ...[Florence] Nightingale indicated the care for the body can never be separate from the care of the soul. This view of humanity honors the fact that we each belong and relate to the broader infinite field of life itself: the great mystery, the great void, the source of life , the energy-spirit-consciousness-cosmic love, which is greater than any person.
    Dr. Jean Watson, Human Caring Science: A Theory of Nursing
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
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    A unitary view of the human as a unique, valued, and precious person in and of himself-or herself to be cared for, respected, nurtured, understood and assisted; in general, a philosophical view of a person as a whole person, honoring the unity of mind-body-spirit, continuous with the larger environmental field, the planet Earth,and the cosmos infinite field of life itself.
    ...[Florence] Nightingale indicated the care for the body can never be separate from the care of the soul. This view of humanity honors the fact that we each belong and relate to the broader infinite field of life itself: the great mystery, the great void, the source of life , the energy-spirit-consciousness-cosmic love, which is greater than any person.
    Dr. Jean Watson, Human Caring Science: A Theory of Nursing
    I'm so glad to be done with school and all the "cosmic love" that went along with it.
  4. by   OldDude
    No pictures? Darn!
  5. by   Davey Do
    Quote from OldDude
    No pictures? Darn!
    We had a patient drink his own urine tonight.

    urine-png

    Actually, yoganurse, I love the whole holistically spiritual approach to nursing and we do need to be reminded of its tenets from time to time.

    Keep on keeping on!

    However, right now I'm more concerned with trying to keep an eye on this patient and prevent him from consuming his own excretions.
    Last edit by Davey Do on May 13
  6. by   MunoRN
    You had my attention until you referenced Jean Watson. I'm a big proponent of the holistic component of nursing, which is why I'm opposed to quacks who give holistic care a bad name, with Jean Watson being the Queen of nursing quackery. Those who feel free to reference Watson are clearly under the impression that nursing has no standards, those who hold this belief should not be allowed to continue to hold a nursing license.
  7. by   Been there,done that
    That is a "philosophical "view of the patient- nurse relationship. Not gonna happen in the real world.
  8. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from Davey Do
    We had a patient drink his own urine tonight.

    urine-png

    Actually, yoganurse, I love the whole holistically spiritual approach to nursing and we do need to be reminded of its tenets from time to time.

    Keep on keeping on!

    However, right now I'm more concerned with trying to keep an eye on this patient and prevent him from consuming his own excretions.
    Hilarious.

    P.S. I've heard drinking your own urine can't kill ya, go on break.
  9. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Been there,done that
    P.S. I've heard drinking your own urine can't kill ya
    wisdom-of-the-
  10. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from MunoRN
    You had my attention until you referenced Jean Watson. I'm a big proponent of the holistic component of nursing, which is why I'm opposed to quacks who give holistic care a bad name, with Jean Watson being the Queen of nursing quackery. Those who feel free to reference Watson are clearly under the impression that nursing has no standards, those who hold this belief should not be allowed to continue to hold a nursing license.
    I'd never heard of her so I looked her up. I can't find in her bio where she's ever actually nursed. Went right to a PhD and started her schtick telling the rest of us how to do it. Her tenets pretty much point out the obvious and then embroider a bit. She really lost me when she usurped Maslow's Hierarchy.
  11. by   nursel56
    Quote from yoganurse2018
    A unitary view of the human as a unique, valued, and precious person in and of himself-or herself to be cared for, respected, nurtured, understood and assisted; in general, a philosophical view of a person as a whole person, honoring the unity of mind-body-spirit, continuous with the larger environmental field, the planet Earth,and the cosmos infinite field of life itself.
    ...[Florence] Nightingale indicated the care for the body can never be separate from the care of the soul. This view of humanity honors the fact that we each belong and relate to the broader infinite field of life itself: the great mystery, the great void, the source of life , the energy-spirit-consciousness-cosmic love, which is greater than any person.
    Dr. Jean Watson, Human Caring Science: A Theory of Nursing
    Yoganurse, I am not sure why you posted the quote from Jean Watson and the restatement of the general idea above it. It looks like an answer above a question, a snippet of an assignment or something like that.

    It would be great if you could fill out somewhat the general purpose of your post on this topic. We haven't had a lively discussion of Jean Watson's theories in quite a while!

    edit: I see the entire thing is a quote from a separate source, but my question about your reason for posting remains.
  12. by   morelostthanfound
    I've had a healthy dose of nursing theory and the only thing that I took away from it all was a profound disbelief that someone could peddle such complete nonsense that would later be taken seriously-Academia at its best. PhD=Piled High and Deeper
  13. by   CharleeFoxtrot
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I'm so glad to be done with school and all the "cosmic love" that went along with it.
    You owe me one keyboard and a cold glass of milk I laughed so hard I just spewed milk all over my laptop.
  14. by   Jedrnurse
    1. You triggered my pseudo-PTSD with mention of one of the chief B.S. (NOT bachelor's of science) nursing theories. For shame.

    2. Why would you mention Florence Nightingale- who actually did real and valuable things- in the same posting as J. Watson whose major accomplishment is causing the aforementioned nursing student PTSD?

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