Human Caring Science / Edition 2

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Human Caring Science: A Theory of Nursing, Second Edition by renowned nurse theorist Jean Watson discusses the balance between science and caring that forms the basis of the nursing profession. Watson's Theory of Human Care draws from Western and Eastern philosophers, approaching the human care relationship as a moral concept. Further, it seeks to elucidate the human care process in nursing, preserve humanity and the inner life of patients, and reintroduce true caring and healing into educational and clinical practices.

Thoroughly revised and updated, each chapter provides fresh insights and contemporary thinking making it accessible to undergraduates as well as graduates and practicing nurses. This Second Edition also includes a new research chapter with the latest empirical work on assessing and measuring caring, examples of practice models, and multi-site research.

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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: In her book, Dr. Watson further clarifies the relationship and balance of caring and science as they pertain to nursing and the nursing profession.
Purpose: The purpose is to clarify the author's perspective on nursing as a caring-healing mature discipline and to stimulate interest in additional theory development of caring science.
Audience: The primary audience is nursing graduate students, but the author believes faculty and upper level baccalaureate students and professional nurses struggling with everyday human caring could benefit from this book.
Features: The 11 chapters cover topics such as nursing as a human caring science, nursing and metaphysics, and a structural overview of the author's theory of human care. Each chapter begins with a pertinent saying and ends with references and an extensive bibliography. This edition has a new chapter with examples of practice models and the latest research on assessing and measuring caring.
Assessment: As always, Dr. Watson uses a very philosophical approach when discussing her theory of caring in relation to nursing. It is a slow read because there are so many statements and ideas for readers to digest and reflect on. However, she clearly delineates the essence of caring and its place in the nursing profession.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449628109
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 122
  • Sales rank: 165,508
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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