Kristen Swanson’s Nursing Theory

Kristen Swanson’s Nursing Theory focuses on five caring practices, namely “knowing, being with, doing for, enabling and maintaining belief”. While Katie Eriksson’s Nursing Theory teaches about caring through the Christian tradition of taking “caritas” (love and charity) and regards for human holiness as necessary elements of nursing care. An example of Swanson’s theory would be providing adaptive methods to a patient who had a miscarriage. Her theory suggests offering emotional healing process for the patient and family, to provide closure to the problem and acceptance of the event.