Prepare: Prior to beginning this discussion, please read the following articles: “Relieving human suffering: Compassion in social policy” and “A pragmatic view of Jean Watson’s caring theory.”
Reflect: Within the boundaries of the health and human services, there are thousands of employees providing a great variety of services. The process of dealing with humans in need is not simplistic. One practitioner, Dr. Jean Watson, has become a leader in Caring Theory.
Write: After reading the article, “A Pragmatic View of Jean Watson’s Caring Theory,” you are asked to do the following in a minimum of 300 words:
- Assess Dr. Watson’s Caring Theory based on its strengths and limitations.
- Describe other theories and frameworks you would consider, and why?
- Develop a set of values that should be the foundation of a caring Perspective in the health and human services utilizing the articles from this discussion.