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Caring in Nursing Classics

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Caring in Nursing Classics

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An Essential Resource


  • Marlaine C. Smith PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  • Marian C. Turkel RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN
  • Zane Robinson Wolf PhD, RN, FAAN

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This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

"This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caringÖ[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity."

From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN
Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute

This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more.

The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science.

Key Features:

  • Presents the seminal literature on caring
  • Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute
  • Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels
  • For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs
  • Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact textbook@springerpub.com to request this content)

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 12, 2012
  • Page Count 552
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826171115

Table of Contents 

Part I Caring in the Discipline of Nursing

Part II Analyzing the Concept of Caring

Part III Theoretical Perspectives on Caring

Part IV. Seminal Research Related to Caring

Part V Research Designs and Methods for Studying Caring

Part VI Caring-based Nursing Practice Models

Part VII Caring and the Community

Part VIII Caring Leadership and Administration

Part IX Synthesis and Epilogue

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