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Running head: CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF JEAN WATSON’S THEORY 1Critical Appraisal of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring Hemant SuleUnited States UniversityMSN-FNP Program12/02/2019
CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF JEAN WATSON’S THEORY 2Critical Appraisal of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human CaringStudy DescriptionJones (2018) conducted a quantitative study to establish the effect of utilizing Jean Watson's theory of human caring on the perception of a nurse on the care environment among patients admitted in the psychiatry unit. The background information is that nurses have poor morale and suffer burnout, which is caused by staff shortage, inadequate support from the management, and antisocial behaviors from the patients such as aggression, and not adhering to the treatment regimen. The study was developed to address the existing gap in the effectiveness of Jean Watson's theory among the nurses at the psychiatry unit. A sample of 11 participants was recruited. The design was pre and post-intervention. The use of a t-test analyzed data. The findings revealed that the adoption of the theory improves the perception of nurses in the care environment and enhances satisfaction. Critical AppraisalA Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist by Fineout-Overholt (2019) is used to critique that study by Jones (2018). The seven questions in the critical appraisal checklist are developed into subtopics below. Study purposeThe study presents a clear purpose. The purpose is "to determine what effect the adoptionof Dr. Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring has on nurse perception of the care environment