Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring / Edition 1

Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring / Edition 1

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by Jean Watson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0870818988

ISBN-13: 9780870818981

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: University Press of Colorado


In the evolution of the nursing profession, the phrases nursing care, therapeutic care, caring for others, and related expressions are used by nurses to describe their professional service to others. Members of our society have different thoughts and role expectations about these phrases in relation to the kind of care they receive from nurses. Furthermore, these

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In the evolution of the nursing profession, the phrases nursing care, therapeutic care, caring for others, and related expressions are used by nurses to describe their professional service to others. Members of our society have different thoughts and role expectations about these phrases in relation to the kind of care they receive from nurses. Furthermore, these expressions hold different meanings for nurses in their various care-giving roles, such as to individual clients, families, and community groups they serve. Care-giving and care-receiving roles of nurses have different sets of expectations and behaviors. It is well, there, that members of the nursing profession begin systematically to clarify the diverse functions and cultural values related to the concepts of care, caring, and nursing care.

The concept of care is probably one of the least understood ideas used by professional and nonprofessional people, yet it is probably one of the most important concepts to be understood by human groups. It is a word with multiple social usages in the American culture, and has other meanings in other world cultures. The terms care, caring, and nursing care have both symbolic and functional meanings as they are used by caregivers and care-recipients. Nursing care also has a general, special meaning to nurses, and is often taken for granted in nurses' thoughts and action patterns. It is time that we study the implicit and explicit meanings associated with the concepts of care and caring so that we can reduce their ambiguities. Furthermore, the humanistic, scientific, and linguistic meanings related to nursing care and caring behaviors in any culture remain a most fascinating area of study for nurses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870818981
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
716,598
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
Preface: Opening-Entering: A New Beginning Almost Thirty Years Later,
Interlude,
PART I. BACKGROUND,
PART II. CARING SCIENCE AS CONTEXT,
Chapter 1. Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring,
Chapter 2. Carative Factors/Caritas Processes: Original and Evolved Core for Professional Nursing,
Chapter 3. Caritas Processes: Extension of Carative Factors,
PART III. FROM CARATIVE FACTORS TO CARITAS PROCESSES,
Chapter 4. From Carative Factor 1: Humanistic-Altruistic System of Values to Caritas Process 1: Cultivating the Practice of Loving-Kindness and Cultivating the Practice of Loving-Kindness and Equanimity Toward Self and Other as Foundational to Caritas Consciousness,
Chapter 5. From Carative Factor 2: Installation of Faith and Hope to Caritas Process 2: Being Authentically Present: Enabling, Sustaining, and Honoring the Faith, Hope, and Deep Belief System and the Inner-Subjective Life World of Self/Other,
Chapter 6. From Carative Factor 3: Cultivation of Sensitivity to Oneself and Others to Caritas Process 3: Cultivation of One's Own Spiritual Practices and Transpersonal Self, Going Beyond Ego-Self,
Chapter 7. From Carative Factor 4: Developing a Helping-Trusting Relationship to Caritas Process 4: Developing and Sustaining a Helping-Trusting Caring Relationship,
Chapter 8. Theoretical Framework for Caritas/Caring Relationship,
Chapter 9. From Carative Factor 5: Promotion and Acceptance of the Expression of Positive and Negative Feelings to Caritas Process 5: Being Present to, and Supportive of, the Expression of Positive and Negative Feelings,
Chapter 10. From Carative Factor 6: Systematic Use of the Scientific Problem-Solving Method for Decision Making to Caritas Process 6: Creative Use of Self and All Ways of Knowing as Part of the Caring Process; Engage in the Artistry of Caritas Nursing,
Chapter 11. From Carative Factor 7: Promotion of Interpersonal Teaching and Learning to Caritas Process 7: Engage in Genuine Teaching-Learning Experience That Attends to Unity of Being and Subjective Meaning — Attempting to Stay Within the Other's Frame of Reference,
Chapter 12. From Carative Factor 8: Attending to a Supportive, Protective, and/or Corrective Mental, Physical, Societal, and Spiritual Environment to Caritas Process 8: Creating a Healing Environment at All Levels,
Chapter 13. From Carative Factor 9: Assistance with Gratification of Human Needs to Caritas Process 9: Administering Sacred Nursing Acts of Caring-Healing by Tending to Basic Human Needs,
Chapter 14. Administering Sacred Nursing Acts — Further Development of Carative Factor / Caritas Process 9,
Chapter 15. From Carative Factor 10: Allowance for Existential-Phenomenological Forces to Caritas Process 10: Opening and Attending to Spiritual/Mysterious and Existential Unknowns of Life-Death,
PART IV. EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE-BUILDING FRAMEWORKS FOR RECONSIDERING CARITAS NURSING: THE ENERGETIC CHAKRA-QUADRANT MODEL,
Chapter 16. Integral Model for Grasping Needs in Caritas Nursing,
Chapter 17. The Seven Chakras: An Evolving Unitary View of the Basic Needs Energy System,
Chapter 18. The Caritas Nurse/Caritas Nursing and the Chakra Systems,
PART V. HEALTH, HEALING, HUMANITY, AND HEART-CENTERED KNOWING FOR CARITAS NURSING,
Chapter 19. Human Experiences: Health, Healing, and Caritas Nursing,
PART VI. CRITIQUING NURSING EDUCATION,
Chapter 20. Caritas Curriculum and Teaching-Learning,
Epilogue,
ADDENDA,
Postscript: Prescript,
Bibliography,
Index,

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