Contemporary nursing care based on Watson’s theory

Keywords: contemporary nursing care, Jean Watson, Theory of Human Caring, carative factors, level of care


The study utilized a descriptive, correlational design. A purposive criterion sampling was employed using a paper and pen questionnaire based on the theory by Jean Watson on her ten carative factors. The study attempted to answer the level of care rendered by the nurses towards their patients and if there was a noteworthy association among the level of care rendered by the nurses and the patient’s demographic profile (age and gender) and nurse’s profile (gender; and hospital classification). As to the Level of Care Rendered by the Nurses Towards their Patients, the computed mean reveal an interpretation of very good. Patient’s profile and the level of care did not yield a significant relationship. There was a noteworthy association among the level of care and nurse’s gender (p = 0.012) on the area where the nurse practices loving kindness and composure inside framework of caring awareness towards patients. The level of care and the hospital classification findings revealed significant relationship on two items (p = 0.020 and .048). The level of care in terms of the nurse assisting with basic needs, with an intentional caring consciousness, administering “human care essentials”, which potentiate alignment of mind, body, spirit, wholeness, and unity of being in all aspects of care; tending to both the embodied spirit and evolving spiritual emergence are better experienced by patients in government hospitals. Based on the findings Cebuano nurses were very good in their nursing care towards their patients.


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How to Cite
Picardo, R. L., & Loquellano, S. A. (2013). Contemporary nursing care based on Watson’s theory. University of the Visayas - Journal of Research, 7(1), 133-144. Retrieved from