One of the most common interventions done by nurses is urinary catheterization (Madeo and Roadhouse, 2009). Despite its commonality, it does not ensure that there are no risks. However, nurses still give their utmost care in their practices and interventions. This is why Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Care is an appropriate theory for this paper because the central theme for “care” resonated to so many nurses all over the world (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2011).
The Theory of Human Care was developed between 1975-2979 by Jean Watson. This theory can together with Watson’s own views of nursing and her knowledge during her doctoral studies of educational, clinical, and social studies. Her main goal for this is to express nursing values, practices and knowledge on human caring and direct it to promote subjective inner healing processes to balance the cure-oriented world of medicine (Sitzman & Eichelberger, 2011).
There are ten carative factors that compose the theory of human care (Watson, 1999; “Jean Watson’s Theory of Nursing,” n d):