Jean Watson's Theory Of Human Caring

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Jean Watson the Theory of Human Caring Emily Deloa, Sharon N. Guerra, Dakota Ramsey Point Loma Nazarene University Jean Watson the Theory of Human Caring The 21st century healthcare culture has increased demands for quantity and efficiency, which has caused increased stress on practitioners and staff within health care (Dudkiewicz, 2014). This causes distance between healthcare providers and patients leading to unsatisfied holistic needs. Jean Watson created the theory of human caring to emphasize the importance of connectedness between all humans through holistic care, and nourishing others and one’s self in a personal and professional way (Sitzman & Watson, 2014). The obstacles Jean Watson faced led her to create and revise her theory on the philosophy and science of caring, which then evolved and adapted in hospitals, and continues to shape the nursing practice today. Jean Watson experienced two challenges in her life that reinvented her perspective. She lost one of her eyes in a traumatic event, which lead to her seeing the world differently (Watson, 2015b). Throughout her life, she was a teacher and provider of wisdom that expressed caring, but she had yet to live out her own life through her teachings. However, after losing her eye, she became a student of her theory. She learned to be still, let go, and experience a sense of openness, which got her through difficult times (Watson, 2015b). Another challenge Watson faced was losing her husband, who
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