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CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF JEAN WATSON’S THEORY OF HUMAN CARING 2Study DescriptionNurses nowadays use Watson’s theory of human caring to comprehend its ownprofessional, disciplinary reputation, and distinctive science. The concept of the theory bestapplies both to the public, who are the recipients of nursing care and to the nurse who providespatient care. As such, nurses are able to validate their profession and differentiate from themedical profession. The model of caring is best felt by the public, made of individuals in need ofhealing.A quantitative study was conducted by Jones (2018) to demonstrate how Jean Watson’stheory of human care affects nurse’s perceptions of psychiatry patients and how the careenvironment can be adjusted to speed quick recovery. In most cases, nurses' type of care isaffected by various factors: lack of quality support from the administration, unbalanced nurse-patient ratio, and patients who display antisocial behaviors such as failure to comply toprescribed regimen and aggression leading to burnout and poor morale. The Author wasdeveloping the study to link Jean Watson’s theory to nurses working psychiatry unit. 11participants were selected. The author used pre- and post-intervention as study’s designs. Datawere analyzed using the t-test method. It was deduced that nurse’s satisfaction increased, and thepsychiatry care environment produced positive outcomes after adopting Watson’s theory.Critical AppraisalJones’s study is critiqued in this paper using the “Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist” byFineout-Overholt (2019). The following seven subtopics in the “Critical Appraisal Checklists”are discussed.

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