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Ciencia y enfermería

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URRA M, Eugenia; JANA A, Alejandra  y  GARCIA V, Marcela. SOME ESSENTIAL ASPECTS OF JEAN WATSON THOUGHT AND HER TRANSPERSONAL CARING THEORY. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.3, pp.11-22. ISSN 0717-9553.

A display of Jean Watson's thoughts, based on the understanding of her philosophy and theory of transpersonal care is undertaken. On one hand, the analysis is centered in her philosophical assumptions which are based on Existentialism and Levinas theories. On the other hand, the analysis is centered on the ten factors of caring defined on her theory. Beside that this article described the benefits of applying her theory in different contextual nursing situations. The authors make reference to the meaning and transcendence of each one of her ten factors for nursing, and the improvement opportunities coming from their implementation on the way that nurses provide care today as well as on their own personal leaves.

Palabras clave : Nursing philosophy; Jean Watson; transpersonal caring theory; holistic nursing.

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