Comparing Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and the Neuman Systems Model

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Comparing Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring And The Neuman Systems Model Jayanna Volm Concordia University Comparing Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring And The Neuman Systems Model Nursing frameworks and conceptual models are imperative as a foundation for nursing practice. These frameworks provide recognition, understanding, and the ability to manage phenomena in which nursing comes into contact. These frameworks also provide the nurse with a systematic approach to interventions and goal attainment. The purpose of this paper is to compare Neuman Systems Model to Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring. According to Alligood and Tomey the Neuman Systems Model is classified as a nursing conceptual model. “Nursing conceptual…show more content…
3). The feedback loop is the regulator of information. How well the system responds to stress and strain will be dependent on its feedback loop and the flow of information. All systems try to maintain equilibrium or homeostasis state. To achieve this goal, an open system is always in constant motion, sharing ideas and reacting to the input and output flow (Tourville & Ingalls, 2003, Systems Model, para. 3). According to Alligood and Tomey Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring is classified as nursing philosophy. “Nursing philosophy sets forth the meaning of nursing phenomena through analysis, reasoning, and logical argument. Philosophies contribute to nursing knowledge by providing direction for the discipline, forming a basis for professional scholarship and leading to new theoretical understandings” (Alligood & Tomey, 2010, p. 69). Tourville and Ingalls classify Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring as a developmental model. “The developmental model makes an assumption that there is a process of growth or maturation that is directional and has some orderly purpose. At each stage of development changes are inherent, predictable, and have some causal factors” (Tourville & Ingalls, 2003, Developmental Model, para. 1). Developmental models have four different forms of progression. The first is the unidirectional

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