Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring

Theory Critique of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring

Guidelines for the Theory Critique:
I Meaning
– Describe the main ideas of the theory

II. Diagram
– Provide a diagram including all concepts.

III. Origins of the theory
– Theorist motivation in making the theory

IV. Metaparadigm
– Understanding of the metaparadigm applied in the theory
V. Usefulness
– Provide a concrete example where the theory has been utilized

VI. Testability:
– Does the theory been tested? Cite specific examples to support.

VII. Overall Evaluation
– Provide strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis

VIII. Application
– How the theory lead into action
– Significance of the theory to nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing administration
– Time value (when is this theory be utilized?)

IX. Summary/Conclusion

X. References/Bibliography