This paper will integrate ideas from the Caritas Processes in Watson’s Theory of Human Caring into a case study from the theory course. The

Guidelines for the Paper
This paper will integrate ideas from the Caritas Processes in Watson’s Theory of Human Caring into a case study from the theory course. The

objective of the paper is to explore ideas from Watson’s Theory of Human Caring as these concepts relate to pediatric nursing practice.

Students will follow these steps in conceptualizing the paper:
1. Select a case study from the course that interests the student.
2. Review Watson’s theory from the textbooks used in the NURS 314 and NURS 360 courses.
3. Select one Caritas Process that relates to the case study.
4. Develop the paper, following the outline listed below.
5. Content should reflect analysis and critical thinking on the part of the student.
6. Both journals and textbooks should be used as references.
7. Follow APA style when writing the paper.
The following content outline should be followed when writing the paper:
1. Summarize the case study and the health alteration. Describe the stage of health alteration or illness in the case. Explain how the

child/family situation affects the health alteration and treatment plan
2. Describe one Caritas Process that relates to the case. Describe the Caritas Process within the context of the Theory of Human Caring.

Analyze how the Caritas Process is relevant to the case. How would the ideas in the Caritas Process relate to the case? How do these ideas

guide nursing practice?
3. Develop a specific nursing approach that applies ideas from the Caritas Process. Fully develop the approach. This should be one full

page in length.
• The nursing approach should be applicable to the case, and also practical to utilize with patients and families in your own nursing

practice.
• Students should reference ideas from the nursing literature (both journals and textbooks) to develop a nursing approach.
The paper should be written in the student’s own words, including a title page and reference page. Avoid excessive use of quotations.

Include page numbers, clear and accurate writing, following APA style. Use double spacing, 10-12 font, with 1-inch margins. Proper

reference style for citations must be used within the paper and in the reference list. Plagiarism guidelines will be followed; use Turn-

It-In to review for plagiarism. Students are encouraged to share with faculty the selected material for review, outlines of the paper, and

early drafts. The paper will be evaluated according to the criteria posted.
Evaluation Criteria for Paper
_____ 1. (15%) Summarize the case study
(5%) Describe the health alteration in the case
(5%) Describe the stage of health alteration or illness in the case
(5%) Explain how the child/family situation affects the health alteration and treatment plan
_____ 2. (15%) Summarize the selected Caritas Process
(5%) Describe the Caritas Processes within the context of the Theory of Human Caring
(10%) Analyze how the Caritas Process relates to the case study

_____3. (40%) Suggested nursing approach

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