Jane Watsons Theory of human caring

  1. hey ! I was wondering if anyone had any input about Watson's caring theory as I am trying to finish up a paper. I will quote you in the paper if i do use it with your permission I'm just stuck. I need to evaluate the theory precising its limitations and its positives.

    thanks in advance
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  3. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    You wouldn't want to quote my thoughts on Jane Watson's theory... which probably reveals my thoughts.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    It's Jean Watson folks.

    Put the name "Jean Watson" in the "Search" bar at the top upper right of the page . . you'll get LOTS of threads about her.
  5. by   missbina
    thank you
  6. by   missbina
    Maybe I would because I do not agree with her disregard of skills. caring is a part of nursing but I can care all I want doesn't help anyone if I'm useless
    Last edit by missbina on Mar 30, '13 : Reason: mistake
  7. by   Esme12
    we are happy to help but we need your input first.....start the dialog and we will join in......However, I don't think quoting someone using a fake name on an anonymous forum whom may or may not be a nurse...isn't a resource your instructors are wanting you to use.

    This resource may help you begin....Jean Watson's Theory of Nursing

  8. by   Boog'sCRRN246
    My hospital uses her model of care. She actually was just there to lecture not too long ago...the lecture included ringing bells and chanting. I love being able to chart that I've used "mysticism" and "miracles" in my patient encounters It's all a little wonky for my taste.
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    The university I attended for my RN-BSN uses her model as their focus as well and she came to our school to talk. She didn't use bells and chanting though. Just talked.

    She's nice.
  10. by   LadyFree28
    She came to my university as well. Her caring theory has her place...I find when people don't like the population that they serve, they can find ways to "care". The nurse-pt and healthcare team is so interpersonal and intimate, especially in an ICU setting. I find myself using more of those Watson nuances, along with Benner's theories...even though I'm a Benner fan.

    From what I took from Watson's lecture, she desires nurses to find a "caring" space to help the pt's we serve recover. Her "caring" brought a more "holistic" approach to care of the pt and family, and to healthcare. With the discussion of family centered care, Watson's theory can be a tool in family centered care. It also reminds nurses that there is a person within the most undesirable illnesses...sometimes I have seen nurses in my career forget that part, and not touch a person that was dying...especially if they were dying from an "undesirable" illness, pt's circumstances, etc, and to not forget to take in consideration of the psychosocial aspect when you are caring for the pt....and your own aspect as well.
  11. by   missbina
    Her theory tends to push towards the person beyond the illness, beyond the patient and connect with that to open a caring-healing-loving relationship. We have the opportunity as nurses to connect with that and have a patient become more in tune with themselves and promote healing. It all starts from caring. At least that is my opinion. I really appreciate all your help! it was my first time posting on here and next time I will be a bit more specific in starting a topic. Again thank you!
  12. by   classicdame
    well I feel slighted. When I heard her speak it was with candles, no bells or chanting. MMMMMMMMMM

    We use her theory in our facility, but only as a background to our overall nursing philosophy. We have incorporated the values derived from the caring concepts as our values (stewardship, integrity, etc). Frankly, I prefer Ida Jean Orlando's theory because it works in all sorts of disciplines. You assess, diagnose, plan, intervene and then re-evaluate. Makes more sense to me.