Stanford Health Care's nursing care delivery system is person-centered and guided by Jean Watson’s, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN Theory of Human Caring (Caring Science). Dr. Watson's theory seeks to deepen our understanding of universal, ethical, and person-centered caring and healing for self, others, and systems. Caring Science also serves as foundational covenant, guiding nursing practice as both a discipline and a profession. Caring Science Ten Caritas Processes® serve as the core of nursing providing a deeper meaning and work of nursing. The Caritas Processes® provide guidelines, giving structure and language to what we do while honoring the human dimensions of our work and the subjective experiences of the people we serve every day (Sitzman & Watson, 2013). The Caritas Processes® represent the philosophical foundation of the science of human caring and illuminate how we engage in caring and healing through the art and science of our work through the themes of loving-kindness, compassion, authentic presence, transpersonal relationships, co-creation, healing environments, caring-healing modalities, and transformation.
Sustaining the healing environment culture of caring for staff, colleagues, patients/family and community