2017, Cilt 4, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 062-072
Caring For Caregivers of Individuals With Dementia: From the Perspective of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring
Seher GÖNEN ŞENTÜRK1, Özlem KÜÇÜKGÜÇLÜ2, Jean WATSON3
1Çankırı Karatekin University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Çankırı, Turkey
2Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Nursing Department of Internal Medicinei İzmir, Turkey
3Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita University of Colorado; Founder/Director Watson Caring Science Institute, Colarado, ABD
Keywords: Caregivers, dementia, nursing care, Watson’s Theory of Human Caring

The caregiving process affects caregivers at bio-psycho-socio-cultural dimensions. Therefore, nursing care that will be carried out for caregivers should be planned and implemented in a way that cares for the whole of individuals. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring that defines nursing care as a scientific, ethical, esthetic and professional process during which individuals have a physical, mental, spiritual and socio-cultural interaction is a holistic caring model that requires taking the person into cosideration not only physically but also socially, psychologically, culturally and spiritually. The purpose of this article is to provide a road map, create a new perspective about how to use Watson’s Theory of Human Caring as a guide for caring for caregivers of individuals with dementia.