Jean Watson 's Theory Of Human Caring Essay

1778 Words Feb 18th, 2015 8 Pages
Jean Watson – Theory of Human Caring Caring is a fundamental and a continuous process in nursing. It is an action in providing unconditional kindness to the patients and their family to promote health and render the utmost cares the patient and family’s need to obtain optimum health and wellness. Diversity in nursing and the healthcare system needs theoretical guidance to provide holistic approach in health promotion and health maintenance. Jean Watson’s theory development was influenced by her own personal life situations, Jungian psychology, feminist theory, and Maslow’s psychological concept of self- actualization. Sciences, Humanities, Buddhism, and Eastern Philosophies that bring out a phenomenological- existential and spiritual orientation to theory development has further guide Jean Watson to continuously refine and revise her theory (Butts & Rich (2011). Critiques of caring in nursing were trying to eliminate this concept in the practice of nursing. The attempt to disregard the concept of caring has desist as a result of further utilization of the theory of caring to further study the approach, to understand the concept and its impact in the practice of nursing. The theory of human caring was used as a tool by numbers of theorist to further define the word. The theories of Swanson, Leininger, Gaut, Knowlden, Halldorsdottir, Boykin and Schoenhofer, Ray, and Roach were mid- range theories that have significantly helped the nurses to better understand the…

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