Nursing Practice

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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:

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 in-text sources, and include a page or slide with APA-formatted references, depending on how you format your assignment.

 These resources may be helpful:

Sitzman, K., & Watson, J. (2013). Caring science, mindful practice : Implementing watson’s human caring theory. ProQuest Ebook Central

Peart, J. & MacKinnon, K. (October/December 2018). Cultivating praxis through Chinn and Kramer’s emancipatory knowing. Advances in Nursing Science, 41(4), 351-358. doi:



Snyder, M. (2014). Emancipatory knowing: Empowering nursing students toward reflection and action. The Journal of Nursing Education, 53(2), 65. doi:10.3928/01484834-20140107-01


On page 45 in McKenna and Murphy (2014), there is mention of how emancipatory knowing (sociopolitical considerations) was added later to Carper’s original work related to patterns of knowledge/knowing. Consider why this pattern was added and does it make sense in today’s social and political climate? How might you consider these issues as you work on your assignment?

McKenna, H., Pajnkihar, M., Murphy, F. (2014). Fundamentals of nursing models, theories, and practice. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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