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Medical Management & Leadership

An Educator's Guide to Humanizing Nursing Education

Grounded in Caring Science

by (author) Chantal Cara & Marcia Hills

edited by Jean Watson

Springer Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
Management & Leadership
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
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Delivers specific guidelines for implementing human caring within teaching practices along with a wealth of examples

Grounded in the belief that translating caring science within teaching practices will humanize nursing education, this important book emphasizes the ways in which teachers can translate Human Caring and Caritas in order to include strategies for establishing authentic caring pedagogical relationships with their students. It aims to strengthen Human Caring as the basis for humanitarian teaching and to infuse the learning environment with caring practices for both students and teachers.

The work provides an antidote for the continuous dominant biomedical and behavioral paradigm in nursing education. It includes specific guidelines for implementing Human Caring ethics, ontology, and epistemology throughout the teaching-learning community and describes how to translate caring values and assumptions into living Caritas as the nurse teachers' moral ideal and praxis of authentic caring pedagogical relationships. Pragmatic examples provided by administrators, teachers, and students illustrate the value of a humanitarian caring science paradigm for nursing education and caring praxis.

Key Features:

  • Delivers an internationally renowned scholars' perspective on teaching grounded in Human Caring
  • Includes exemplars of educators' lived teaching experiences guided by their caring pedagogical praxis
  • Provides examples of students' lived learning experiences within a caring- teaching environment
  • Offers reflective practice exercises for nurse teachers to enhance their caring pedagogical relationships with students
  • Provides guided caring artistic activities to promote ways of knowing, doing, being, and becoming in nursing education
  • Purchase includes access to the eBook for use on most mobile devices or computers

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Chantal Cara, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAN, is Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal in Québec, Canada.

Marcia Hills, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAN, is Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Hills is a distinguished scholar of Caring Science, faculty associate, inaugural chair of the Faculty Executive and Faculty Council, and academic lead of the doctoral program at the Watson Caring Science Institute (WSCI).

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN,is distinguished professor emerita and dean emerita of the School of Nursing at the University of Colorado. She is the founder of the Center for Human Caring in Colorado, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a past president of the National League for Nursing.

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