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Medical Fundamentals & Skills

Global Advances in Human Caring Literacy

by (author) Susan Lee

edited by Patrick Palmieri & Jean Watson

Springer Publishing
Initial publish date
Nov 2016
Fundamentals & Skills, General, Management & Leadership
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2016
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This narrative-based work is the first to describe Human Caring Literacy from the perspective of caring scientists who "live the life" by incorporating the precepts of human caring into every aspect of their personal and professional lives. It demonstrates, for nursing students and experienced nurses in a variety of roles, the abundant ways in which Caring Science Theory powerfully informs the lives of frontline clinicians, nursing deans and faculty, APRNs, and administrators in the United States and globally.

The book goes beyond theory to illustrate how Caring Science is used every day in a variety of arenas and scenarios, ranging from the advancement of the discipline of nursing in South America to peacemaking in the Middle East. It describes the methods that help practitioners develop mindfulness, reflection, authentic presence, intentionality, and a caring consciousness in the service of providing authentic, heart-centered care for patients, their families, and societies. Designed to cultivate loving-kindness behaviors in all settings, including among nurses themselves, these narratives provide welcome alternatives to current ways of being, both professional and personal.

Provides Examples of Caring Science Theory as a Guide to:

  • Advancing professional nursing practice in South America
  • Transcending politics and conflict in the Middle East
  • Evolving global caring consciousness through online education
  • Developing nursing leaders who are heart-centered and intentional
  • Exploring relationships between caring andUbuntuin South Africa
  • Teaching through simulation to promote humanistic practice

Key Features:

  • Provides real examples of living the theory
  • Demonstrates the use of Caring Science in leadership, practice, research, the healing arts, education, and praxis
  • Illustrates practices that develop mindfulness, reflection, authentic presence, intentionality, and a caring consciousness
  • Provides evidence of an evolving global caring consciousness on five continents

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Susan M. Lee, PhD, RN, CNP,is a senior nurse scientist at the Center for Nursing Excellence, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Patrick A. Palmieri, DHSc, EdS, MBA, MSN, RN, FACHE, FISQua, FAAN,is a professor of health sciences and director of the Institute for Health Sciences Research at Universidad Privada del Norte, Lima, Peru, and a professor in the doctoral program in nursing at Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Houston Campus, and at the College of Graduate Health Studies, A. T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona.

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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