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Caring science, mindful practice : implementing Watson's human caring theory / Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN.

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Sitzman, Kathleen,
Publication Info.
New York : Springer Publishing Company : Watson Caring Science Institute, [2014]
Publication Info.


1 online resource (xvi, 152 pages) : illustrations
The chapters in "Section II, The 10 Caritas" include project descriptions contributed by "staff nurses, nursing leaders, and new Watson Caring Science Institute Caritas coaches from across the United States".--Author's Note.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
SECTION I. INTRODUCTION TO THE CARITAS AND ENHANCING USE THROUGH MINDFULNESS -- 1. Use of Mindfulness to Cultivate Understanding of Watson's Theory of Caring -- 2. Overview of Watson's Theory (10 Caritas) -- 3. hich Nhat Hanh's Five Mindfulness Trainings -- 4. Entering the Stream: Understanding and Living Out Jean Watson's Work -- SECTION II. THE 10 CARITAS -- 5. The First Caritas Process: Embrace Altruistic Values and Practice Loving Kindness With Self and Others -- 6. The Second Caritas Process: Instill Faith and Hope, and Honor Others -- 7. The Third Caritas Process: Be Sensitive to Self and Others by Nurturing Individual Beliefs and Practices -- 8. The Fourth Caritas Process: Develop Helping-Trusting-Caring Relationships -- 9. The Fifth Caritas Process: Promote and Accept Positive and Negative Feelings as You Authentically Listen to Another's Story -- 10. The Sixth Caritas Process: Use Creative Scientific Problem-Solving Methods for Caring Decision Making -- 11. The Seventh Caritas Process: Share Teaching and Learning That Addresses Individual Needs and Comprehension Styles -- 12. The Eighth Caritas Process: Create a Healing Environment for the Physical and Spiritual Self That Respects Human Dignity -- 13. The Ninth Caritas Process: Assist with Basic Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Human Needs -- 14. The Tenth Caritas Process: Open to Mystery and Allow Miracles to Enter -- 15. Conclusions and Suggestions for Deepening Study -- Index.
"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."--Publisher's description.
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Print version record.
Watson, Jean, 1940-
Nĥát Hạnh, Thích.
Nursing -- Philosophy.
Nursing models.
Philosophy, Nursing.
Models, Nursing.
Nurse-Patient Relations.
Nursing Care -- methods.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Fundamentals & Skills.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Research & Theory.
Nursing -- Philosophy.
Nursing models.
Indexed Term
Watson's Caritas Nursing
Human Caring Theory
Transpersonal caring
Added Author
Watson, Jean, 1940-
Watson Caring Science Institute.
Other Form:
Print version: Sitzman, Kathleen, author. Caring science, mindful practice. New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, [2014] 9780826171535 (DLC) 2013021400 (OCoLC)847531771
9780826171542 (electronic book)
0826171540 (electronic book)