Caring Science as Sacred Science / Edition 1

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Written by the leading expert in caring science, this book presents Jean Watson s expanded view of the emerging field of caring science as it complements the dominant curing science for health professionals. The framework focuses on the philosophical, theoretical, ethical, and core knowledge of caring.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803611696
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Beginnings: Original Text on Caring Science

Chapter 2: Transpersonal Caring and Unitary Views of Science

Chapter 3: Extant Caring Theories as Metaphysical, Meta-Ethical, Meta-Narrative to Guide Caring Science

Chapter 4: Existential Crisis in Science and Human Sciences: Continuing Journey Toward Caring Science

Chapter 5: Working Assumptions for Caring Science

Chapter 6: Metaphysics and Science: Can There Be a Re/Union?

Chapter 7: A Contemporary Case for Moral-Metaphysics Ground for Caring Science: Approaching the Holy and the Sacred

Chapter 8: The Ethical Demand: Knud Logstrup—Holding Other in Our Hands

Chapter 9: Caring and Science: A Contemporary Orientation

Chapter 10: Caring Science as Disciplinary Foundation for Health Sciences

Chapter 11: Professional/Personal Remembering

Chapter 12: Evolving Consciousness: Caring and Cosmic Love as a Universal Field

Chapter 13: Love and the Heart’s Code: Emerging Field of Cardio-Energetics and Heart-Centered Living

Chapter 14: Holding Holy Space in Our Face, Hands, and Heart

Chapter 15: From "Facing Our Humanity" To "Faces of Water": Artistic Reflections Revealing How Different States of Consciousness Affect Our World Background: Water, Humans, and Earth

Chapter 16: Metaphysical-Ontological Mandala for a Caring Science Wheel of Knowledge

Chapter 17: Re-Patterning Self for Caring-Healing

Chapter 18: Personal Remembering: Practicing Personal Forgiveness, Gratitude, Surrendering

Chapter 19: Human Evolving for Caring Science and Healing

Closing Meditation: Mantra for Self and Others

Appendices Introduction: Selected Essays/Contributing Chapters Reflective of Caring Science Model

Appendix 1: Research Guidelines for Assessing the Impact of theHealing Relationship in Clinical Nursing

Appendix 2: Love and Caring: Ethics of Face and Hand:An Invitation to Return to the Heart and Soul of Nursing and Our Deep Humanity

Appendix 3: Intentionality and Caring-Healing Consciousness: A Practice of Transpersonal Nursing

Appendix 4: Metaphysics of Virtual Caring Communities

Appendix 5: Caring Science and the Science of Unitary Human Beings: A Transtheoretical Discourse for Nursing Knowledge Development

Appendix 6: Leading Via Caring-Healing: The Fourfold Way Toward Transformative Leadership


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