Classmate Response (2): Topic 5 DQ 1 -a nursing theory to guide public health nurses in community care

Classmate Response (2): Topic 5 DQ 1 -a nursing theory to guide public health nurses in community care

This order is for a response to a classmate’s post. I have uploaded the classmate’s post that requires a response. Please read the class mate post and respond.
I would prefer you do NOT disagree with anything she wrote.
-The response can be between 150-200 words.
-References should be in APA 7th ed.
-References must be less than 5 years that is only from only 2016.
– Please do not use blogs as references
-Please add a hyperlink to each reference.
Thank you.





QUESTION- Locate a current peer reviewed journal article that applies a nursing theory to guide public health nurses in community care. How can this theory be applied to public health interventions?

As members of the largest workforce, nurses are critical members when providing care to patients. Studies have shown that nurses provide the best care to patients while they are at their peak. However, nurses are likely to put their patients’ health and wellness before their wellbeing and safety. Most nursing codes of ethics around the world, however, advocate for nurse’s self-care. Jean Watson’s theory of human caring is one of the theories supporting nurse’s engagement in self-care. An assumption of Watson’s philosophy is that science of caring is the foundational disciplinary core of the nursing profession. Watson’s theory constitutes ten carative processes that suggest that before nurses can provide genuine care and love to their patients, they must first learn how to care, love, forgive, be compassionate, and be merciful to themselves first (Linton & Koonmen, 2020). Nurses have a responsibility to themselves, including promoting their safety and health, preserving wholeness of character and integrity, maintaining competence while continuing personal and professional growth. Public health nursing has various challenges, and nurses are required to meet these challenges daily. Watson’s theory can guide public health nurses in providing them with the necessary care, including physical, mental, and spiritual, first so that they can extend the same to their patients. The ten carative processes outlined by Watson are used to guide public health intervention such as socialization, developing healthy environments, and having social and support groups. In practice, nurses have to engage their emotions and be open to new experiences to improve their mental, physical and spiritual wellness while caring for their patients. (Linton & Koonmen, 2020).




Linton, M., & Koonmen, J. (2020). Self-care as an ethical obligation for nurses. Nursing Ethics27(8), 1694-1702.