UCLA Supporting a Clinical Practice with Theory and Evidence Research Paper

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Identify an outcome of nursing practice in your area of practice that can be improved. For example, if you work in home health, you may identify that throw rug use by fall risk patients is too prevalent. You may be able to use the problem that inspired the theory concepts that you developed in week two which is ( Placing intubated COVID patients in a prone position improves oxygenation and reduces mortality rate. The proposition is placing COVID-19 patients into prone position, can improve ventilation and reduces mortality in patients with severely impaired oxygenation) Identify the concept in Watson’s Theory of Caring that could represent or include the outcome. In our example, the outcome would be the changes in self through the change in the patient’s floor covering practice. Identify a practice that can be changed or implemented that may influence the outcome. Identify the concept in Watson’s Theory of Caring that includes the practice. In our example, the practice could be to improve the understanding of fall hazards through the engagement in a teaching-learning experience, one of Watson’s Caritas Processes. Identify exactly how these two concepts will be measured with their operational definitions. Develop a proposition between the two. Present your outcome in an APA formatted paper.

Note: There should be enough to support the links between the concepts of the problem and the concepts of Watson’s Theory of Caring.

  • Length: 5 to 7 pages including title and reference pages
  • References: 3 to 10.

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Watson’s Theory of Human Caring in Application- Outline
Thesis Statement: Watson’s theory of human caring can be used with prone positioning by
replicating creative, systematic problem-solving when caring for COVID-19 patients with
I. Introduction
II. Prone position placement
A. Background
B. Covid-19
III. Creative, Scientific Problem-Solving Caring Process
A. Watson’s theory
B. Interpretation
IV. Application of Watson’s theory
A. Definitions
B. Scientific method
C. Application
V. Conclusion


Watson’s Theory of Human Caring in Application




Watson’s Theory of Human Caring in Application
The application of nursing theory in practice is a crucial aspect of ensuring that nurses
effectively implement care interventions based on evidence and credible theories. Jean Watson’s
theory of human caring is one of the most widely-used and referenced theories in nursing and it
presents an approach to care that prioritizes human dignity and a caring attitude. The application
of this theory to practice can be beneficial to care outcomes and the effectiveness of the
healthcare organization in attending to patient health needs. The current nursing practice issue
that has been identified is the placement of intubated COVID-19 patients in a prone position to
improve ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This practice
issue is expected to improve ventilation and reduce mortality and can be aligned with concepts of
Watson’s theory of human caring. Watson’s theory of human caring can be used with prone
positioning by replicating creative, systematic problem-solving when caring for COVID-19
patients with ARDS.
Prone Position Placement of COVID-19 Patients
Extensive research on ARDS has been prompted and maintained by the COVID-19
pandemic and in the last year, research on prone positioning has largely focused on its benefits to
COVID-19 patients. Prone positioning in nursing and healthcare is a position whereby the patient
lies on their abdomen and chest facing downwards with their dorsal side up (Rilinger et al.,
2020). This position has been previously researched on its effectiveness in improving ventilation
in patients with ARDS. Previous research on patients before COVID-19 has shown that prone
positioning improved intrapulmona...

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