Fit for Practice: Analysis and Evaluation of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring

Majda Pajinkihar, HP McKenna, Gregor Stiglic, Dominika Vrbnjak

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Abstract

The aim of the authors of this paper is to analyze Watson’s theory of human caring for its usefulness and worth in education, practice, and research. The reason for undertaking this analysis is to evaluate if Watson’s theory would be useful for nursing in those countries where such theories were not an established part of the nursing curriculum. Furthermore, in some European countries, their political past or cultural influences led to an unquestioned adoption of the biomedical model. As their political culture changes, many social structures have had to be revisited, and for nursing, this has meant the introduction of theoretical reasoning, teaching, and practice.
LanguageEnglish
Pages243-252
JournalNursing Science Quarterly
Volume30
Issue number3
Early online date21 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jun 2017

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Keywords

  • caring
  • nursing evaluation research/methods
  • nursing theory
  • Watson’s theory of caring

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Pajinkihar, Majda ; McKenna, HP ; Stiglic, Gregor ; Vrbnjak, Dominika. / Fit for Practice: Analysis and Evaluation of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring. 2017 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 243-252.
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Vol. 30, No. 3, 21.06.2017, p. 243-252.

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