A Caring Moment 2 2015 B

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Topics: Nursing
A Caring Moment
Adalberto Cervantes
NUR/403
February 23, 2015
Dr. Belen Malayang

Introduction The nursing profession continues a model a caring tradition since its earlier existence, while constantly improving to achieve client’s care. In several of her distinguished works, the scholar Dr. Jean Watson focuses upon redefining the role of the nursing practice and profession to embody curative factors as well as carative factors; reimagining the nurse as both noun and verb as being caring and loving and delivering care. Caring and Nursing interwoven to make one professional able to help and assist those in need. Nurse’s take care of patients’ physical needs as well as their minds and souls and, therefore, have an obligation to patient, families, communities, and the universe (Lukose, 2011).
Caring Moment: A caring moment as defined by Watson 2012, p. 71 “ Two person (nurse and other) together with their unique life histories and phenomenal field in a human caring connection comprise an event “. An actual caring moment involves action and choice both by the nurse and individual. The moment of coming together in a caring moment occasion presents the two persons with the opportunity to decide how to be in the relationship – what to do with the moment (Watson, 2012). Watson defines caring as the ethical and moral ideal of nursing that has interpersonal and humanistic qualities. It is a complex concept involving development of a range of knowledge, skills, and expertise encompassing holism, empathy, communication, clinical competence, technical proficiency, and interpersonal skills. She defines caring science as “an evolving philosophical-ethical-epistemic field of study, grounded in the discipline of nursing and informed by related fields”

During my nursing career, I feel as if every day at work requires giving a caring compassionate service to my clients. A caring moment that I remember is from my time working on an oncology unit with a



References: Lukose, A.(2011, January). Developing a Practice Model for Watson’s Theory of Caring. American Nurse Association (ANA); Code of Ethics for Nurses. (2014). Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenueCategories/ThepracticeofProfessionalnursing/ethicsStandards/CodeoEthics.aspx McCance, Tanya V, RGN, DPhil,M.Sc, B.Sc(Hons). (2003). Caring in nursing practice: The development of a conceptual framework

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