Application of Watson’s Theory to a Case Study


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Application of Watson’s Theory to a Case Study
According to Jean Watson, caring is the ethical and moral ideal of nursing. Caring as an ideal includes specialized knowledge and skills and involves such concepts as holism, interpersonal skills, and empathy (Watson, Jackson & Borbasi, 2005). The essence of nursing consists of nursing actions which promote therapeutic relationships and healing processes. The key to Watson’s theory of human care is her emphasis on the spiritual domain and that nursing is a spiritual practice since spirituality is major resource for healing (Alligood & Tomey, 2006). In this paper Watson’s theory will be applied to the situation of a patient who does not fully understand his illness and the...
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