Caring science and the science of unitary human beings: a trans-theoretical discourse for nursing knowledge development.

  title={Caring science and the science of unitary human beings: a trans-theoretical discourse for nursing knowledge development.},
  author={Jean Watson and Marlaine C. Smith},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={37 5},
BACKGROUND Two dominant discourses in contemporary nursing theory and knowledge development have evolved over the past few decades, in part by unitary science views and caring theories. Rogers' science of unitary human beings (SUHB) represents the unitary directions in nursing. Caring theories and related caring science (CS) scholarship represent the other. These two contemporary initiatives have generated two parallel, often controversial, seemingly separate and unrelated, trees of knowledge… 

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