Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Science: Second Edition

Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Science: Second Edition

by Jean Watson
     
 

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"As in the first edition, the author has done a magnificent job compiling these instruments and providing important information that the reader can use to evaluate their usefulness."
--Ora Lea Strickland, RN, PhD, FAAN (From the Foreword)

This book provides all the essential research tools for assessing and measuring caring for those in the caring

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"As in the first edition, the author has done a magnificent job compiling these instruments and providing important information that the reader can use to evaluate their usefulness."
--Ora Lea Strickland, RN, PhD, FAAN (From the Foreword)

This book provides all the essential research tools for assessing and measuring caring for those in the caring professions. Watson's text is the only comprehensive and accessible collection of instruments for care measurement in clinical and educational nursing research. The measurements address quality of care, patient, client, and nurse perceptions of caring, and caring behaviors, abilities, and efficacy.

Newly updated, this edition also contains three new chapters, which document the most effective caring language and provide innovative methods of selecting appropriate tools for measurement based on validity and reliability.
Key features of new edition:

  • A chapter providing a comprehensive literature review of the research and measurement of caring
  • A chapter entitled "Caring Factor Survey," which presents a new scale based on Watson's original theory of human caring
  • Chapters outlining instruments for care measurement, including Holistic Caring Inventory, Peer Group Caring Interaction Scale, and many more
  • New instruments focused on assessing caring at the administrative-relational caring level
  • An updated section dedicated to challenges and future directions of the measurement of caring

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826121974
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/23/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,182,790
File size:
5 MB

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"[A] significant contribution to the nursing literature. Watson presents not only an up-to-date, systematic compilation of existing caring measures in a readily accessible and useful format; she continues to document a history of the development of caring knowledge. The description of each of the 27 measures serves a s a tool development exemplar that can inspire and guide nurse scholars in the advancement of caring science...deserves a place on our reading lists and book shelves."

--International Journal for Human Caring, Volume 13, Number 2

Meet the Author

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, HNC, FAAN, is Distinguished Professor of Nursing, former Dean of the School of Nursing, and sits in the nation's first endowed chair in Caring Science, all at the University of Colorado. She is founder of the Center for Human Caring and the Watson Science Caring Institute in Colorado, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, past-president of the National League for Nursing, and acclaimed author of leading works in nursing education and Caritas (the philosophy, science and theory of caring). She lectures worldwide with upwards of 50 presentations yearly.

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