Nursing Experience of Application Watson's Caring Theory in Homosexual Male with AIDS

Monday, 7 July 2008
Li Hsiao-Wei, RN , Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Keelung in Taiwan, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Keelung, Taiwan
Hu Shui-Tao, MS, RN , Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Nursing Department, Taipei, Taiwan

Learning Objective 1: understand AIDS with homosexual information and education to AIDS patients.

Learning Objective 2: provide AIDS patients to accept the examinations and treatments.

The report was to describe the nursing experience of a homosexual male with AIDS for 2 years. The subject was worried to exposure of the AIDS conditions. Therefore, the subject refused the any examinations and treatments, reduced the interaction with the family and relatives, and also did not trust any medical teams. In the report, nursing assessment data was collected through observation and interview by using the Watson's caring theory from March 23 to March 30 in 2007.The health problems were identified, which included obstacles in social communication, impaired sleeping patterns, and anxiety. After building positive relationship, providing AIDS information, and concerning the treatment progress interventions of Watson's caring theory. The result of the report showed that the subject actively told his parents the AIDS fact and accepted treatment. The experience would provide as a reference to nursing staff for caring AIDS patients.