Title

The roots of nursing:teaching caring based on Watson

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing

Comments

This article was original published as: Hendrika Maltby, John Drury, Vicki Fischer-Rasmussen, The roots of nursing:teaching caring based on Watson, Nurse Education Today, 15(1), February 1995, Pages 44-46, ISSN 0260-6917, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0260-6917(95)80078-6.

Abstract

Caring is the root of nursing. Therefore, care must be a core component of any nursing programme. Watson (1985) developed 10 carative factors that she considers central to the caring process. These carative factors, which `form a structure for studying and understanding nursing as the science of caring' (Watson 1985), shaped a unit of study at a School of Nursing in a tertiary institution in Western Australia. This paper describes how Watson's carative factors were used as a framework for teaching caring to Semester I undergraduate students.

DOI

10.1016/S0260-6917(95)80078-6

Access Rights

open access

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/S0260-6917(95)80078-6