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Claude Jean-Baptiste has been transferred to the Rehabilitation Institute, which is adjacent to the hospital, to recover from post-hip replacement surgery. When he enters the unit, he notices welcoming signs written in several languages, including Creole, his native tongue. Because there are no Creole-speaking nurses on that shift, they use a language line to request translation services. During this initial nursing assessment, the translator informs Mr. Jean-Baptiste that the nurses have invited him to have a relative by his side to ensure that they understand and meet his needs. He is questioned about Haitian customs and beliefs that they may respect. Mr. Jean-Baptiste is encouraged to bring food as well as spiritual support.

items, as well as to spread the warmth of his culture to the nursing staff.

Discuss the Transpersonal Caring relationship’s assumptions. What is the role of the nurse?
How does Watson’s definition of love manifest itself in this caring moment?
How can the nurse use her creativity to create a healing environment?
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages.


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