Changes in the delivery of healthcare have created an environment viewed as uncaring to both the patient and healthcare providers. Thus teaching concepts of health and caring becomes a priority for nurse educators. The authors discuss how caring can be taught in the context of health. Specifically, they describe a teaching method which was aimed at sensitizing students to Allen's model of health and Watson's carative factors.
Lou Gramling, PhD, RN, Clinical Instructor, University of South Carolina-Aiken,
Katherine Nugent, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia.