Measuring Caring

Measuring Caring : International Research on Caritas as Healing

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Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring (Caritas) is now used in approximately 300 clinical institutions in the United States and other institutions worldwide. This new addition to Springer's Watson Science Caring Institute Library is the first international compendium of Caritas research. Presenting the findings of 41 studies from 12 countries, it examines similarities and differences in the ways in which countries apply Watson's Theory regarding relationships between nurses and patients, and nurses and their colleagues, and how it is used to resolve outcome issues system-wide.

The book also includes the Caring Factor Survey, a primary research tool for those using the Caritas process, which identifies constructs that either support or impede caring in multiple settings. It is offered, along with five adaptations, for use as a written or digital adjunct. The volume serves as a complement to Watson's Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Care as well as the forthcoming Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: An Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing.

A co-publication with the Watson Caring Science Institute, this volume:

Comprises the first international research compendium on using Watson's Theory of Caring in health care institutions. Presents cutting-edge tools derived from the Caring Factor Survey for measuring caring in multiple contexts Serves as a primary resource for nurse leaders, managers, and administrators in academia including unit managers, and for hospitals with or seeking Magnet status Documents intervention outcomes in each country Discusses similarities and differences in caring contexts across countries Designed for use by graduate educators and students and nursing leaders Includes Caring Factor Survey tools in digital form
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Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 167.89 x 229.11 x 23.37mm | 625.96g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0826163513
  • 9780826163516
  • 1,745,841

About Jean Watson

John Nelson, RN, MS, PhDc, University of Minnesota, is President for Healthcare Environment, Inc., an international data management/ consultation company. His experience includes 14 years of clinical (med/surg and coronary care, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital) and 10 years of data management and consultation for healthcare organizations. He has published in Watson's Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Sciences (Springer), in peer reviewed nursing journals and presented at 20 conferences nationwide He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, AONE, and American College of Health Executives.

||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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