They include the environmental model of nursing, transpersonal caring, clinical wisdom, the behavioral system model, the Neuman systems model, the theory of interpersonal relations, nursing process theory, the health promotion model, the parent-child interaction model, self-transcendence theory, the theory of caring
, and others.
Developing a practice model for Watson's theory of caring
Thus, the purpose of this literature review, with an exemplar case, is to develop an initial understanding of the experience and develop a preliminary substantive theory of caring
for bereaved families by exploring the psychosocial processes of grieving and bereavement.
Watson shared her Theory of Caring
, and how it has continued to develop and evolve over the years.
Kristen Swanson speak to her middle range theory of caring
Imperical Development of a Middle Range Theory of caring
Watson's Theory of Caring
supports the importance of the constructs for the nursing profession.
Each chapter presents rich and heartwarming examples of nurse-patient interactions based upon a theory of caring that will transport the reader back to the founder of nursing, who clearly demonstrated what nursing service was supposed to embody.
Of particular interest to this reviewer was the chapter on nursing education with respect to how a theory of caring could provide a foundation for students that would fully engage them as caring practitioners.
The inclusion of a theory of caring that guides each semester of instruction might well produce practitioners who value the importance of human caring and touch as part of the therapeutic process.