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Meleis (1997) believes that the integration of an established human science nursing theory, such as Watson's Theory of Human Caring, strengthens practice by providing structure, and offers a specific language to describe, explain, and guide nursing practice.
Nurses say using the "Theory of Human Caring" reminds them that nursing goes beyond technology and protocol and is really about listening to patients and helping them heal.
Jean Watson (1985) developed the Theory of Human Caring and defines a caring person as one who:
Her 1989 book, coauthored with Em Bevis, Toward a Caring Curriculum: a New Pedagogy for Nursing, and her theory of human caring have both been enormously influential in nursing education and practice.
Jean Watson's theory of Human Caring has been introduced to all the staff in the dialysis unit.