Jean Watson's Theory Of Human Caring

1357 WordsAug 9, 20166 Pages
Nursing theory provides the foundation for nursing practices and guidelines. The foundation is constructed by providing the framework for identifying and testing relationships of concepts within the nursing practice (McEwen & Wills, 2014). Care is considered a core component of nursing, this core component has been the basis of nursing scholars in formulating their concepts and theories. Nursing theorists from history to the present has derived their work in conjunction with other nursing theorists. To best exemplify this caring theory, We would like to highlight one of the most popular theorists of our time, Ms. Jean Watson 's Theory of Human Caring. The purpose of this report is to discuss the value of using Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring to guide practice and evaluate care at this healthcare institution. Jean Watson’s theory focuses on the interactions between the patient and the nurse. This report will discuss the development of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and how utilization of this theory will benefit nursing practice and better equip nurses in implementing care. Dr. Jean Watson is an American nurse theorist who is best known for her theory of human caring. She received her nursing degree from Lewis Gale School of Nursing and later attended the University of Colorado, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, master of science degree in psychiatric-mental health nursing, and a doctorate in educational psychology and counseling. Dr. Watson is
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