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LIVING LEGEND THEORIST: JEAN WATSON 2 Living Legend Theorist: Jean Watson Theory that is appropriate for my setting We all know, Jean Watson is the mother of the art of caring. There are many articles about her and she is known as the living legend in the nursing world. She has inspired me in many ways especially after reading many articles and researches I found out more about her. Jean Watson’s Theory is a derivative of conceptual models. Her grand-nursing theory is based on the interactive process. There are many theories and models available that are applicable in different settings such as the Nightingale’s Environment Theory, King’s Theory of Goal Attainment, Peplau’s Theory of Inter-professional Relations, Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort, Watson’s Philosophy and Science of Caring, etc. Being a nurse and becoming a nurse practitioner, I believe that the Jean Watson’s Nursing Theory is best fit for my role. Jean Watson refers to the human being as "a valued person in and of him or herself to be cared for, respected, nurtured, understood and assisted; in general a philosophical view of a person as a fully functional integrated self. Human is viewed as greater than and different from the sum of his or her parts" (Nursing Theory, 2015). How Watson’s experiences have impacted the theory development. Introduced in the 1970’s, Watson’s theory of caring is based on the interactive process (Wadsworth, 2012). Whether it is from the nurse-patient relationship or nurse interactions with other interdisciplinary team, understanding of the caring theory is vital to nursing care. Wadsworth giving an overview of Watson’s theory of caring and the 10 carative factors that envisioned in her concept. These factors are the entrance of holistic care and it supports both scientific and emotional aspects of the profession (Wadsworth, 2012). Watson believes that the
LIVING LEGEND THEORIST: JEAN WATSON 3 progression of scientific knowledge should go hand-in-hand with the tradition of nursing. Jean Watson has contributed the concepts of caring not only to nursing, but she has many books to contribute her knowledge to nursing education. Watson’s writing focus on educating graduate nursing students and providing them with ontological, ethical, and epistemological bases for their practice, along with research directions. Watson’s caring framework has been taught in numerous baccalaureate nursing curricula including Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky; Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts; Indiana State University in Terre Haute; Oklahoma City University; and Florida Atlantic University. In addition, the concepts are being utilized in nursing programs all over the world including Australia, Japan, Brazil, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, to name a few (Wadsworth, 2012).

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