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Creating a Healing Environment: An Innovative Educational Approach for Adopting Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring

Caruso, Eva M. MSN, RN; Cisar, Nancy MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS-BC; Pipe, Teresa PhD, RN

Nursing Administration Quarterly: April-June 2008 - Volume 32 - Issue 2 - p 126–132
doi: 10.1097/01.NAQ.0000314541.29241.14

Current focus on empirical data and evidence-driven nursing practice highlights the need to re-examine the importance of nursing theory to guide practice. The purpose of this article is to describe the rationale, approach, and outcomes of an innovative educational approach to teaching Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring.

From the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.

Corresponding author: Eva Caruso, MSN, RN, Critical Care Mayo Clinic Hospital, 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054 (e-mail:

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.