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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Context for Theory Development
Chapter 2 Nursing as Human Science/Caring Science
Chapter 3 Human Caring in Nursing
Chapter 4 Nature of Human Caring and Caring Values in Nursing
Chapter 5 Nursing and Metaphysics
Chapter 6 Nature of Human Life as Subject Matter of Nursing
Chapter 7 Theory Components and Definitions
Chapter 8 Transpersonal Caring Relationship
Chapter 9 Structural Overview of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring
Chapter 10 Methodology
"As always, Dr. Watson uses a very philosophical approach when discussing her theory of caring in relation to nursing...she clearly delineates the essence of caring and its place in the nursing profession." - Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
About the Author
Jean Watson, RN, PhD, FAAN-University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
At the University of Colorado, Dr. Watson is Distinguished Professor of Nursing; the highest honor accorded its faculty for scholarly work. She holds the Murchinson-Scoville Chair in Caring Science, the nation’s first endowed chair in Caring Science, based at the University of Colorado Denver & Health Sciences Center.
As author /co-author of over 14 books on caring, her latest books range from empirical measurements of caring, to new postmodern philosophies of caring and healing, philosophy and science of caring and caring science as sacred science. Her books have been AJN books of the year awards and seek to bridge paradigms as well as point toward transformative models for this 21st century. Her latest activities include Founder a new non-profit foundation: Watson Caring Science Institute. www.watsoncaringscience.org