This article presents an experience of caring a 65 years old patient with lung cancer. Data were collected via observation, interviews, and physical assessments between 11 May and 30 May, 2018. The author found that the patient had health problems, including lung infection, powerlessness toward treatments, and family anxiety. Watson's caring theory was applied to build trust with the patient and provided guidance to reduce physical complaints and powerlessness. In addition, the author also encouraged the patient as well as his family to share their feelings with each other which assisted the patient recognize his value in the family and also reduced family anxiety. This case report could provide a reference when caring patients with powerlessness. It could clearly be seen that Watson's caring theory not only improves patients' physical and psychological distress, but also reduce family anxiety.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Caring Experience Based on Watson's Caring Theory to Improve a Patient's Powerlessness with Lung Cancer|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||長庚護理 = Chang Gung Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Sept 1|