# 1 Reading on Nursing Theory
Submitted by: Rochell T. Opiana, RN, RCP
“Caring in nursing conveys physical acts, but embraces the mind-body-spirit as it reclaims the embodied spirit as its focus of attention”..Margaret Jean Watson
Human being is a valued person in and of him to be cared for, respected, nurtured, understood and assisted. In general, it is a philosophical view of a person as a fully functional integrated self. She views human as greater than, and different from, the sum of his parts.
Environment provides the values that determine how one should behave and what goals one should strive toward. These values are affected by the change in the social, cultural, and spiritual, which in turn affects the perception of the person and can lead to stress. Caring has existed in every society. Every society has had some people who have cared for others. A caring attitude is not transmitted from generation by genes. It is transmitted by culture of the profession as a unique way of coping with its environment.
Unity and harmony within the mind, body and soul is wellness. It is also associated with the degree of congruence between self as perceived and as experienced.
As we move to educationally in the two areas of stress and developmental conflicts to provide holistic care. Social, moral and scientific contributions to humankind and society lies in its commitment to human care.
Watson proposes assumptions:
1. Caring can be effectively demonstrated and practice only interpersonally; 2. Effective caring promotes health and individual and family growth; 3. Caring responses accept a person not only as he or she is now but as what he or she may become; 4. A caring environment is one that offers the development of potential while allowing the person to choose the best action for himself or herself at a given point in time; 5. The practice of caring integrates biophysical knowledge...