Week 3: Care or Caring Paradigm
Reflections on the Theory of Human Caring
Reading Study Guide: Chapter 18
Directions: Answer the following items and submit your responses by Day 6.
Points Possible: 20
1. How would you briefly explain each of the four major concepts of Jean Wataon’s Theory of Human Caring?
2. According to Watson, how do you know when a “caring moment” occurs?
3. Explain how Watson enlarged upon the original 10 carative factors to the more open carative processes.
4. Within the practice exemplar by Woodward, Gadow described nursing as a “lived world of interdependency and shared knowledge, rather than as a service provided” (p. 333). Do you agree with this view? Explain your answer.