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Humanities 2016, 5(2), 21; doi:10.3390/h5020021

Watson’s Human Caring Theory: Pertinent Transpersonal and Humanities Concepts for Educators

Nursing Programs, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Dr, Augusta, ME 04330, USA
Academic Editors: Sara Horton-Deutsch and Pamela Ironside
Received: 9 December 2015 / Revised: 28 March 2016 / Accepted: 7 April 2016 / Published: 16 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Humanities in Health Professions Education and Practice)
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Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and the caring moment are based in part in the concepts of transpersonal psychology. This paper will provide a historical background around transpersonal psychology and how it relates to Watson’s human caring moment. The purpose of explicating these humanities-based concepts is to support nurses and nurse educators in creating a deeper understanding of Watson’s caring-healing moment as a time-space continuum, where the nurse’s caring supports a mutually created environment for healing. The article provides useful background information, as well as outlining simple steps to revising nursing curricula so that they become supportive of nursing students’ growth as transpersonal-caring beings. View Full-Text
Keywords: Jean Watson; human caring theory; transpersonal; nursing; theory; philosophy; humanities; pedagogy Jean Watson; human caring theory; transpersonal; nursing; theory; philosophy; humanities; pedagogy
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Clark, C.S. Watson’s Human Caring Theory: Pertinent Transpersonal and Humanities Concepts for Educators. Humanities 2016, 5, 21.

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