Running head: KRISTEN SWANSON’S THEORY OF CARING1 Kristen Swanson’s Theory of Caring Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
KRISTEN SWANSON’S THEORY OF CARING2 Kristen Swanson’s Theory of Caring The theory of caring by Kristen Swanson is a middle-range theory that focuses on the provision of patient care and needs that can help the patient to recover. This theory was developed by Kristen in 1991 and it consists of five caring concepts including “knowing, being with, doing for, enabling and maintaining belief” (Swanson, 1993). As a family nurse practitioner, the most interesting concept is “being with” which emphasizes giving a patient physical and emotional support thus making them feel safe and comfortable. Swanson’s theory is significant in the health sector especially for a family nurse practitioner when it comes to educating, caring and individualizing patients. An exceptional outcome is achieved if these five concepts are intertwined in inpatient care. First, the concept of
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