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This paper consists of a comparison and contrast of two theorists as they care for one patient. An evaluation of the two approaches is also made. The central difference between the two theorists is that, while Leininger believes that every nursing situation is a transcultural encounter, Watson regards the nursing situation as a transpersonal and caring moment.
From the Paper:"Watson's theory is grounded in a belief in the person as a holistic, interactive being, and emphasizes the spiritual dimension of nursing. One of Watson's major assumptions is that "caring is the essence of nursing and the most central and unifying focus for nursing practice". Leininger holds the very similar position that caring is the central focus of nursing. For Watson, the transpersonal caring relationship with its goal of healing through shifting consciousness is the central point of her theory."
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