Jean Watson has had a significant impact on nursing practice. She, like all theorists, has a point of view from which she views nursing care and practice. Through the application of theory-based thinking, this activity will help frame the guiding principles of the University of Phoenix curriculum.
Describe the five knowledge patterns and how they can be applied in nursing practice.
Summarize Jean Watson’s theory of human caring, including the ten carative factors.
Determine Jean Watson’s perspective on the following knowledge patterns:
• Empirical understanding (the science)
• Aesthetic awareness (the art)
• Ethical understanding (what constitutes good actions for that patient)