Watson's Theory of Human Caring Essay
Jessamie Garvin University of Phoenix
NUR/403 Theories and Models of Nursing Practice
July 1, 2014
Instructor: Mega Deol
Watson's Theory of Human Caring
In today’s fast-paced and technology centered health care environment, nurses remain at the cornerstone of care by providing care, practicing the core concepts of nursing, and maintaining the caring models. To assist us in providing quality care we have theorists like Jean Watson whose theories influence and guide us in providing exceptional patient care. In this paper I will discuss Jean Watson’s theory of human caring including the background and the major concepts of her theory. In addition, I …show more content…
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