Linking the Unitary Paradigm to Policy through a Synthesis of Caring Science and Integrative Nursing

Mary S. Koithan, Mary Jo Kreitzer, Jean Watson

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Abstract

The principles of integrative nursing and caring science align with the unitary paradigm in a way that can inform and shape nursing knowledge, patient care delivery across populations and settings, and new healthcare policy. The proposed policies may transform the healthcare system in a way that supports nursing praxis and honors the discipline’s unitary paradigm. This call to action provides a distinct and hopeful vision of a healthcare system that is accessible, equitable, safe, patient-centered, and affordable. In these challenging times, it is the unitary paradigm and nursing wisdom that offer a clear path forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-268
Number of pages7
JournalNursing Science Quarterly
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Keywords

  • caring science
  • integrative nursing
  • policy
  • unitary paradigm

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