Try the last several pages of THIS thread:
I argue that you can not only nurse without Jean Watson, you can be a good nurse in spite of her.
The whole care theory debate detracts from our professional skills and training that makes us the professionals we are.
It entrenches the idea that we are a vocational occupation, and not a profession.
"Caring" is innate. What I bring to my job: that took lots of training and even more experience.
I'm a highly trained, highly technical bedside monitor, interventioner, and all around healthcare professional.
Yes. I care.
But I'm not nearly so narrowly defined. And I detest the Ivory Tower trying to so narrowly peg me. As if anybody could define the spirituality and care that I bring to the table. We are all individuals in that department. Nursing wastes its time waxing about something that it simply cannot adequately define for even a small fraction of its practitioners.