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Jean Watson

Date of investiture:
13 of may 2011
María Jiménez
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Jean Watson is a nurse and a doctor in educational psychology and counseling. She is also Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the University of Colorado and has been awarded honorary degrees by seven universities. The caring philosophy she has developed is used as guide transformative models of caring and healing practices for nurses and patients alike, in diverse settings worldwide.

Clinical nurses and academic programs at nursing schools in more than 29 countries throughout the world—including the URV—use her published works on the philosophy and theory of human caring and the art and science of caring in nursing. 

Jean Watson is the author of more than 300 publications, including 14 books, and has received numerous awards and prizes. At present she is working on a variety of research projects. In 2008 she created a non-profit foundation: the Watson Caring Science Institute to promote work into the caring sciences in the world.