Caring theory as an ethical guide to administrative and clinical practices.

  title={Caring theory as an ethical guide to administrative and clinical practices.},
  author={Jean Watson},
  journal={Nursing administration quarterly},
  volume={30 1},
  • Jean Watson
  • Published 2006 in Nursing administration quarterly
This article explores the conventional relationship between caring, economics, and administrative practices that no longer serve patients, practitioners, or systems. A shift toward human caring values and an ethic of authentic healing relationships is required as systems now have to value human resources and life purposes, inner meanings, and processes for workers and patients alike, not just economics alone. This shift requires a professional ethos with renewed attention to practice that is… CONTINUE READING

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