Caring Science, Mindful Practice: Implementing Watson's Human Caring Theory

ISBN-10: 0826171532

ISBN-13: 9780826171535

Edition: 2013

Authors: Kathleen Sitzman, Jean Watson

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This is the first text to help students and practicing nurses translate and integrate the philosophy and abstracts of Caring theory into everyday practice. It was developed for use as the primary text for an online caring theory course that will be offered through the Watson Caring Science Institute in October 2013.Through case examples and guiding activities, the book helps students and practitioners to more fully comprehend the meaning and use of each Caritas Process. It draws upon the contemplative and mindfulness teaching of Thich Nhat Hahn, a renowned Buddhist monk, poet, author, teacher, and peace activist. Each of the ten Caritas Processes are clearly presented by the author and accompanied by guided mindfulness and artistic practices to support learning and absorption of the method. These artistic practices include the use of images, art, metaphors, and expressive symbols that are designed to promote meaningful introspection and self-awareness-the underpinnings of genuine Caritas practice. The book reflects several years of teaching by the author, who has been invited by several large health care institutions (including Kaiser-Permanente) to provide training based on her materials. Key Features:Helps students and practitioners to integrate the philosophy and abstracts of Caring theory into clinical practice Offers case studies and guided activities to reinforce content Draws upon the contemplative and mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn Includes concrete guided mindfulness and artistic practices for each of the ten Caritas Processes Designed for a wide audience including undergraduate, graduate and international nursing students
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Springer Pub Co
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Contributors
Author's Note
Preface
Note From Contributing Nurse Artist
Introduction to the Caritas and Enhancing Use Through Mindfulness
Use of Mindfulness to Cultivate Understanding of Watson's Theory of Caring
Overview of Watson's Theory (10 Caritas)
Thich Nhat Hanh's Five Mindfulness Trainings
Entering the Stream: Understanding and Living Out Jean Watson's Work
The 10 Caritas
The First Caritas Process: Embrace Altruistic Values and Practice Loving Kindness With Self and Others
The Second Caritas Process: Instill Faith and Hope, and Honor Others
The Third Caritas Process: Be Sensitive to Self and Others by Nurturing Individual Beliefs and Practices
The Fourth Caritas Process: Develop Helping-Trusting-Caring Relationships
The Fifth Caritas Process: Promote and Accept Positive and Negative Feelings as You Authentically Listen to Another's Story
The Sixth Caritas Process: Use Creative Scientific Problem-Solving Methods for Caring Decision Making
The Seventh Caritas Process: Share Teaching and Learning That Addresses Individual Needs and Comprehension Styles
The Eighth Caritas Process: Create a Healing Environment for the Physical and Spiritual Self That Respects Human Dignity
The Ninth Caritas Process: Assist with Basic Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Human Needs
The Tenth Caritas Process: Open to Mystery and Allow Miracles to Enter
Conclusions and Suggestions for Deepening Study
Index
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