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A Handbook for Caring Science

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A Handbook for Caring Science

SKU# 9780826133885

Expanding the Paradigm


  • William Rosa MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, FCCM, Caritas Coach
  • Sara Horton-Deutsch PhD, RN, PMHCNS, FAAN, ANEF
  • Jean Watson PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
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A monumental compendium of Caring Science past, present, and future

This groundbreaking work is an encyclopedic reference on the full spectrum of Human Caring Science. With contributions from highly accomplished scholars and practitioners from six continents, it spans the evolution of Caring Science from its origins 40 years ago through its ongoing innovation and development and into the future. Comprehensive and in-depth, this resource brings multigenerational perspectives to Caring Science and demonstrates its ethical nursing applications across cross-cultural settings worldwide.

The book’s broad scope embodies the paradigm’s theoretical foundations, guidance from Caring Science educators and researchers, and practice insights from expert clinicians and administrators. It offers strategies to influence meaningful policy change, integrate principles throughout cross-cultural and global settings, and introduces inspiring voices from luminaries in coaching, Caring Science creative arts, spirituality, and self-care. The text clearly demonstrates how theories, frameworks, and paradigms are directly integrated into practice, research, and educational settings. Scholarly narratives and discourses on Caring Science will facilitate understanding of how to transform systems with a caring consciousness and ethically informed action. Chapters, consistently formatted to promote ease of comprehension, include exemplars with reflective questions and references.

Key Features:

  • Traces the history of Caring Science and merges it with current and future perspectives
  • Provides a “how-to” guide for understanding the integration of theories, frameworks, and paradigms into practice, research, and education
  • Distills a vision of how to transform systems with a caring consciousness and a commitment to ethically informed action
  • Enables readers to cross-reference Caring Science leaders across specialties
  • Illustrates Caring Science practice through case studies, examples, and discourses
  • Supports hospitals in procuring or maintaining ANCC Magnet certification
  • Identifies research and practice opportunities for readers to integrate Caring Science into their professional milieus

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 25, 2018
  • Page Count 900
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826133885
  • EISBN 9780826133892

About The Author(s) 

William Rosa, MS, RN, LMT, AHN-BC, AGPCNP-BC, CCRN-CMC, is a nurse, author, and educator. He graduated with his bachelor of science degree in nursing, magna cum laude, from New York University (NYU) Rory Meyers College of Nursing in 2009. While working as a critical care bedside clinician for 4 years at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), climbing to the top rung of the clinical ladder, he became committed to excellence in patient care delivery, advocacy for positive change within the profession, and the elevation of consciousness for nurses and nursing. After graduating as valedictorian of his master of nursing program at the Hunter–Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College, New York, New York, in 2014, he moved into the role of nurse educator for critical care services at NYULMC.

He is a graduate of the Caritas Coach Education Program (CCEP) offered by the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), the Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (INCCP) offered by the International Nurse Coach Association, and the Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). To date, these experiences have inspired over 150 publications in peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, newspapers, magazines, and international social media platforms such as SpringBoard and The Huffington Post. Mr. Rosa’s first book, Nurses as Leaders: Evolutionary Visions of Leadership, was released by Springer in 2016.

Mr. Rosa has been recognized with the Association for Nursing Professional Development’s national 2015 Excellence in Professional Development Change Agent/Team Member Award and the 2015 national AACN Circle of Excellence Award, and he was the winner of the 2012 National League for Nursing (NLN) Student Excellence Paper Competition. Most recently he has been named a national 2017 Rising Star in Nursing by Modern Healthcare and one of America’s Most Amazing Nurses by The Doctors television show and Prevention magazine. Mr. Rosa will be awarded the international Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award by Sigma Theta Tau Interntational in 2017. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

He has become passionate about cultivating a healthy environment in which nurse leaders can thrive through his participation in the Nurse in Washington Internship and his organizational positions as U.S. board of advisors’ member for the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH), New York City chapter leader and national Nominating Committee member the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), and secretary for the New York City chapter of the Association for Nursing Professional Development.

Mr. Rosa is soon to be a Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar in the University of Pennsylvania’s PhD in nursing program. He most recently worked as a Palliative Care Medicine Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and in Kigali, Rwanda, as visiting faculty at the University of Rwanda and as an intensive care unit clinical educator at the Rwanda Military Hospital, Human Resources for Health Program in partnership with the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

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