Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring was developed between 1975 and 1979 by Jean Watson, a distinguished Professor of Nursing at Colorado University. She was the founder of the Center for Human Caring and her theory is not static but has evolved between 1985 and 1988. Jean Watson is one of the few nursing theorists who consider not only the cared for but the caregiver. Nurses at FMH provide patient-centered care based on this theory.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Synergy Model for Patient Care was developed by AACN and adopted by FMH to link clinical practice with patient outcomes. The needs or characteristics of patients and families influence and drive the characteristics or competencies of nurses. Synergy results when the needs and characteristics of a patient, clinical unit or system are matched with a nurse's competencies. It is the responsibility of organizational, departmental and unit leaders within FMH to ensure nurses have all of the resources needed to maintain their competencies. Ultimately, this creates a healthy work environment.