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

Pajinkihar, Majda, McKenna, HP, Stiglic, Gregor and Vrbnjak, Dominika (2017) Fit for Practice: Analysis and Evaluation of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring. Nursing Science Quarterly, 30 (3). pp. 243-252. [Journal article]

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URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0894318417708409

DOI: 10.1177/0894318417708409


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.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:caring, nursing evaluation research/methods, nursing theory, Watson’s theory of caring
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:38431
Deposited By: Mrs Marie Mallon
Deposited On:03 Oct 2017 10:14
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:31

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