Jean Watson-Nursing as a Caring Theory

Jean Watson-Nursing as a Caring Theory

Major Project 3 (MP3)


Nursing Critique Paper

Your critique must address and have the following Topics \ Headings:




(30 pts.)

1.Describe the main ideas of the theory (should include the assumptions under which the theory operates).

2.What are the main concepts?

3.What are the main relationships between the concepts?

4.How do different concepts affect each other?

Origins of the Theory

(30 pts.)

1.What was going on in the profession of nursing or in American society that may have influenced the theory?

2.What values, theories, evidence, and/or existing knowledge did the theorist cite as support for the theory?

3.What motivated the theorist to write the theory?

4.What approach to theory development did the theorist use?


(20 pts.)

1.How useful is this theory in practice?

2.Is the theory practical and helpful to nursing?

3.Does it contribute to understanding and predicting outcomes?

4.Cite an example/case study where this theory could be used.


(10 pts.)

1.How testable is this theory?

2.Has this theory generated research? How many and what types of studies?

3.Give one example of a study done using the theory

4.What types of statements are the propositions?

Overall Evaluation

(10 pts.)

1.Is the theory comprehensive and specific?

2.How general is the theory?

3.Summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the theory.

4.Why would you use or not use this theory in your own advanced practice? (Begin to think about your presentation “Synthesis of Nursing Theory”).

Write an original paper about some conceptual model, theory or theorist (Jean Watson – Nursing as Caring Theory)
Your paper should:
include all five (5) topics as shown in the Nursing Critique Rubric (MP3) .
be typed according to APA style for margins, formating and spacing standards
be typed into a Microsoft Word document, save the file, and then upload the file