Watson's Theory of Human Caring.

Discipline: Nursing

Type of Paper: Essay (any type)

Academic Level: Undergrad. (yrs 3-4)

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 6 Words: 1650

Question

Scholarly Paper Examining a Nursing Theory and its Application to Nursing Practice.

Following lecture/discussion of several nursing theories, students will be assigned a particular nursing theory. They will describe the theory and, using a case study, apply the theory to prepare a care plan. They will also discuss the relevance or applicability of the assigned theory to Qatar's context. Length of the paper will be 5-7 pages, double spaced excluding the title page, table of contents, tables and references. If applicable, a diagram illustrating a theory may be included as an appendix. They will submit electronic and paper copies of the paper.

Nursing is guided by several theories;

  1. Henderson's basic human needs
  2. Abdellah's problem theory
  3. Leininger's theory of culture care diversity (Grand Theory)
  4. Orem's self-care model (Conceptual Model)
  5. Watson's theory of human caring (Middle-Range Theory)
  6. Lovering's Crescent care model

Only to choose one suitable theory fr this case study.

Case study.

On date 22, Nov, 2016 patient (I.A) admitted to outpatient department (National Diabetic Center) by wheelchair accompanied by son as regular appointment for chest clinic with complain of shortness of breathing and history of present illness in general body aches and shortness of breathing. Her past medical history is pulmonary hypertension and usual interstitial pneumonitis. On that time patient was waiting in waiting area for her appointment then she went to the bathroom, she informed the control nurse in case anybody calls her for the clinic. In front of the bathroom, his son was waiting for her with her wheelchair. In the bathroom, she felt dizziness and falling and was calling for help but nobody was hearing her. His son heard a voice and went to the treatment room nurse that was near the bathroom. She got her out of the bathroom with staff help. They kept her emergency room and call the doctor. He ordered to check the vital signs, give ocygen, extract blood, connected to monitor (de-liberator) and kept observation then he called the emergency for transferring. Finally, patient looks better than before and transfers her to emergency department for continuing care.