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Incorporating Theory One of the most common interventions done by nurses is urinary catheterization (Madeo and Roadhouse, 2009). Despite its commonality, it does not ensure that there are no risks. However, nurses still give their utmost care in their practices and interventions. This is why Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Care is an appropriate theory for this paper because the central theme for “care” resonated to so many nurses all over the world (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2011). The Theory of Human Care was developed between 1975-2979 by Jean Watson. This theory can together with Watson’s own views of nursing and her knowledge during her doctoral studies of educational, clinical, and social studies. Her main goal for this is to express nursing values, practices and knowledge on human caring and direct it to promote subjective inner healing processes to balance the cure-oriented world of medicine (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2011). There are ten carative factors that compose the theory of human care (Watson, 1999; “Jean Watson’s Theory of Nursing,” n d): 1. The formation of a humanistic- altruistic system of values. 2. The installation of faith-hope. 3. The cultivation of sensitivity to one’s self and to others. 4. The development of a helping-trust relationship 5. The promotion and acceptance of the expression of positive and negative feelings. 6. The systematic use of the scientific problem-solving method for decision making 7. The promotion of interpersonal teaching-learning. 1
8. The provision for a supportive, protective and /or corrective mental, physical, socio-cultural and spiritual environment. 9. Assistance with the gratification of human needs. 10. The allowance for existential-phenomenological forces. The first three factors form the foundational groundwork for the science of caring. The other seven spring from the first three (“Jean Watson’s Theory of Nursing,” n d). This theory works for the proposed solution because this theory promotes full participation of the nurse and the patient. This process entails a commitment to caring directly toward the preservation of humanity (Watson, 1999). This theory can be incorporated in the same aspect of using the nursing research process. They both directed at problem solving and both provide a framework for decision making (“Jean Watson’s Theory of Nursing,” n d). The assessment process involves observation, identification and review of the problem and he use of applicable knowledge in literature. It also includes conceptual knowledge for the formulation, conceptualization of framework and formulation of hypothesis; defining variables that will be examined in solving the problem. The planning process helps to determine how variables would be examined or measured. It includes a conceptual approach or design for problem solving and it determines what data would be collected and how on whom.

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