Jean Watson’s influence on nursing practice is significant. As all theorists do, she has a perspective through which she views nursing care and practice. This activity will help frame the guiding principles of University of Phoenix curriculum through the application of theory-based thinking.
Describe the five patterns of knowledge and how they can be applied in nursing practice.
Summarize the main points of Jean Watson’s theory of human caring, including the 10 carative factors.
Determine how Jean Watson views the following patterns of knowledge:
Empirical knowledge (the science)
Esthetic knowledge (the art)
Ethical knowing (what constitutes good actions for that patient)
Personal knowing (nurse-patient relationship)
Explain which pattern(s) are more evident or easier to apply in Watson’s theory of human caring, citing specific examples to support your explanation.
Reflect on how you may (or do) use caring science in practice and cite a practice scenario in which you could or do apply the theory to patient care.
Cite a minimum of two sources in text and include a page or slide with APA-formatted references, depending on how you format your assignment.
Format your assignment as one of the following:
15- to 20-slide presentation with detailed speaker notes
15- to 20-minute oral presentation with detailed speaker notes
1,050- to 1,225-word paper
The influence of Jean Watson’s on nursing practice is momentous. Like the other theorists, she views nursing care and practice through a unique perspective, which enabled her to develop the Watson’s theory of human caring. The paper critiques this theory by analyzing Watson’s view of the patterns of knowledge and how they are important in the nursing practice.
Five Patterns of Knowledge and their Application in Nursing
According to Barbara Carper, there are four patterns of knowledge in the practice of nursing. These include ethics, esthetics, empirics, personal knowledge and the emancipator knowledge.