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Caring for the Elderly: Assessment Tools Anyalysis
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Running head: CARING FOR THE ELDERLY 1 Caring for the Elderly: Analysis of Assessment Tools and Watson's Theory of Human Caring Lucianna Cianciulli University of Phoenix CARING FOR THE ELDERLY 2 Caring for the Elderly: Analysis of Assessment Tools and Watson's Theory of Human Caring Introduction Caring is the foundation of nursing (Chinn, Kramer, & Chin, 2004 and Watson, 1994) and the basic nature of being human (Chinn et al., 2004).
In nursing process, the first step is assessing the patient's condition (Czaja et al., 2009). It involves data gathering, confirming, arranging, analyzing, and recording by healthcare practitioners (Marwit & Meuser, 2002). The aim of this procedure is to create a basis for diagnosis regarding the patient's emotional, psychosocial, and physical health (Chinn et al., 2004) to detect possible health problems and prescribe behaviors that promote and improve health (Marwit & Meuser, 2002). However, aside from assessing the patient's condition, there are other things to consider in providing care (Czaja et al., 2009), such as Jean Watson's theory that emphasizes the crucial role of the relationship between the patient and the healthcare provider (Krebs, 2001). The main purpose of the paper is to examine how Watson's theory of human caring can be combined with the assessment tools to provide care, while discussing specific data on the three assessment tools chosen, and analyzing how these could improve the assessment procedures in nursing. Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring In 1979, Watson developed a guide for the foundation of nursing. ...
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