The two people must intend that a therapeutic interaction would take place. This interaction opens up possibilities for healing and human connection at a deeper level. (Watson, J &. Foster, R. L, 2003)
This theory’s goal is to protect, enhance and preserve humanity by helping a person meaning in illness, suffering pain and existence. Watson’s description of caring is that it is a value and an attitude that has to become a will, an intention or a commitment that manifests itself in concrete acts. (McCance, McKenna, Boore 1999) It is a human science of persons and human health-illness experiences that are mediated by professional, personal, scientific, aesthetic and ethical human care transactions.
‘Caritas’ comes from the Latin word meaning to cherish, to appreciate, to give special attention, if not loving, attention to, it connotes something that is very fine, that indeed is precious. (Watson, J. 2003). The ten ‘Caritas’ causative factors are as follows:
5. Promotion and acceptance of the expression of positive and negative feelings. ‘Being present to and supportive of the expression of positive and negative feelings as a connection with the deeper spirit of self and the one-being-cared-for’
7. Promotion of transpersonal teaching-learning. ‘Engaging in genuine teaching-learning experience that attends to the unity of being and meaning attempting to stay within other’s frame of reference’
8. Provision for a supportive, protective, and/or corrective mental, physical, societal, and spiritual environment. ‘Creating a healing environment at all levels, physical as well as the non-physical, subtle environment of energy and consciousness, whereby wholeness, beauty, comfort, dignity, and peace are potentiated’
Transpersonal caring relationships are the foundation of the theory.  .Transpersonal conveys a concern for the inner life world which goes beyond the ego-self and beyond the given moment, reaching the deeper connections to spirit.