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Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring
The paper examines Jean Watson's theory of human caring in the light of accepted nursing practice.
# 110312 | 1,860 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 21, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)

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The theory of human caring developed by Jean Watson is based on a transpersonal approach to the understanding of healing. This approach emphasizes the interconnectedness of human relationships, which comprises a holistic assessment of human being. The paper examines Watson's theory and discusses its impact on the patient and how this form of treatment differs from currently accepted nursing practice which, according to the author of the paper, sees the patient only as an objective entity that is to be approached in a "scientific" and detached way. The author contends that the advantage of this theory is that it provides the professional nurse with a set of theoretical tools for increasing the potential for healing, while at the same also taking account of accepted and normative nursing and healing practices.

Introduction: Background
Major Concepts
Application and Case Study

Sample of Sources Used:

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