Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring Application: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence
Evaluating evidence is an important skill for the professional nurse. Nurses are expected to critically appraise the literature to identify best practices to improve practice and patient care. The student will be assigned one of the specific research articles linked here and will critically appraised the research using the guides from the textbook.
The student will choose from one of the research articles linked here on a study that used Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring as a theoretical framework.
The student will retrieve the selected article from the library.
The student should use as a guide the readings from Chapters 7 & Chapters 18.
The critique is to be informal, although correct grammar, spelling, etc. still are expected. The critique should include a brief description of the study that was reviewed and should address elements of the study relevant to critique.
The student will provide a written critique on a critical appraisal of the elements relevant to the nature of the research study (Type of study, design, quality of the study, rationale, etc.), as well as, implications for practice and further research and/or evaluation.
The grade will be based on accuracy, level of content and structure of the document.
Length: Minimum: 600-700 words; Maximum: 4 pages
Format: APA 6th ed., double-spaced with 1- inch margins and Times Roman font of 12 pts., and a title page. An abstract and reference page ARE NOT required.