Nursing Theory

Nursing Theory


You will provided with a topic and 2 responses to the topic. please comment to each response. please provide reference to each response.

Any clinical example made should be reference to emergency department


Topic: After your graduation, you will be in an academic or clinical field. Depending on your field choice, discuss one nursing theory and identify the effect th at the implications of this theory could have on nursing administration, management, or education.



Response 1: Kristine


I would argue that Jean Watson’s Theory or Human Caring is one whose implications can greatly affect nursing education, among other areas. I believe education is the strongest argument as to which area of nursing this theory mostly affects because as a nurse, one of our many roles is educating our patients. During care and before discharge, it is important that there is an ongoing education from the nurse to the patient and their families because this is likely to promote a greater standard for compliance. If a patient understands why something is being done or why they need to do something in a particular way along with the consequences of not doing so, I believe is a great motivator for patients to better absorb information rather than simply telling them what needs to be done. If you simply tell a patient with fluid in their lungs that they need to sit up, or simply continue raising the head of the bed, they may be uncomfortable and lower it themselves or become angry due to their discomfort. However, if the nurse explains to the patient that keeping the head of the bed elevated will help them breathe better, they are more likely to see how it is effective and maintain compliance. The same goes for patient family members. If you explain the “why”, then family members can better understand, and this will help keep the importance of certain tasks at the front of their mind. Another way in which I can see how the implications of Watson’s theory can be identified in my hospital is the many educational opportunities which they offer. I personally was hired through the New Grad RN Residency program and its benefits were immense.




Response 2:Herman


I feel that the theory that will help me navigate through the clinical practice better is Peoplau’s theory of interpersonal relations. This is important because the theory guides how people should relate with each other. This will be vital for my clinical practice because I will be under a clinical preceptor, working with other colleagues in the practice and also relating with patients. Therefore, I will need to build a good relationship with these, to help build a string team that will deliver nursing care more effectively. Besides providing direct care to patients, effective communication plays a critical role in care delivery. The nursing theory was developed to enhance the human relations between the patient and the healthcare provider. In this theory, Peplau regarded human relations as a fundamental way to understand patients better than the biological focus of understanding patients (Hagerty et al., 2017). The theory is established on the assumption that nursing should be a social force that helps people feel free to express their health experiences and what they feel.

The theory enhances communication between patients and nurses (Deane & Fain, 2015). The theory helps the nurses to impart knowledge to the patients to help them understand their situations better. Most importantly, the theory is also applicable in taking patient’s health data (Hagerty et al., 2017). The theory also acts as an advocate of the patient. The theory also helps the patient and the nurse’s mediation, helping better understand the patient’s specific goals and health needs. This will also help in patient education as communication is vital. Also, communication with the managers and other administrative staff will help in working better.






Response to Classmates (Kristine and Herman)’s Posts



Hello, thank you for the opportunity. I appreciate you taking your time to contribute to the discussion. Your post is well organized and grammatically constructed, with good sentences and argumentative statements. It is of great and educative post that supports the application of nursing theories in improving patient care and outcomes. Therefore, I will only add a few points to your post. Jean Watson’s theory is impeccable in training nurses on caring concepts as it is the essential aspect of the nursing profession (Pajnkihar et al., 2017).

The theory helps nurses better understand the best way to communicate with their patients and families. The education aspect is considerate in ensuring that the nurses focus on elaborating the nursing care processes to their patients and not giving commands. Therefore, the patients can abide by the instructions and understand the implications of the nursing care instructions to their health. This theory contributes to well-being and patient satisfaction and not just the healthcare performances (Pajnkihar et al., 2017).

Response 2: Herman

Greetings, I would like to thank you for choosing such an exciting nursing theory to base your discussion. This was so thoughtful of you. I am in total agreement with your post. In addition, I will make a few remarks and points to your posts. Peoplous theory of interpersonal relations is essential in managing good nursing-patient relationships. Its three stages, orientation, working, and termination, help strengthen the bond between the patient and nurse (Hagerty et al., 2017).

The application of this theory also enables patients to be themselves and feel confident to talk about their health conditions without being judged. Therefore, the theory helps create a safe space for patients to accept their health problems and be ready to undergo treatment procedures with ease. Peoplous theory could also help you create a good working relationship with your clinical preceptor by focusing on learning and having enough clinical experience during your practice. It is such an advantage in your case, especially now that you will be having a clinical preceptor who will undertake you through the interpersonal relations that are essential and effective in patient care.



Hagerty, T. A., Samuels, W., Norcini-Pala, A., & Gigliotti, E. (2017). Peplau’s theory of interpersonal relations: An alternate factor structure for patient experience data?. Nursing science quarterly, 30(2), 160-167.

Pajnkihar, M., Štiglic, G., & Vrbnjak, D. (2017). The concept of Watson’s carative factors in nursing and their (dis) harmony with patient satisfaction. PeerJ, 5, e2940.

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