Grand Canyon University
Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Role and Practice Barbara Pate PhD, MPH,
Jean Watson has played a chief role in determining the connection among nursing identity and holistic healing. She has favored the addition of a new vision of nursing process within the nursing profession (Philosophy of Nursing, 2011). The alterations in the health care systems around the world have increased nurse’s responsibilities and assignments. Nurses must deal with patient’s increased acuity and difficulty in regard to their health care state. Even with such hardships, nurses must find ways to maintain their caring practice and Jean Watson’s caring theory can be seen as crucial to this goal. This paper will discover the essential elements of Watson’s caring theory and show how it can be applied in a practice setting.
Being educated by Watson’s caring theory allows us to return to our deep professional values. It represents