Measuring Caring: International Research on Caritas as Healing

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Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring (Caritas) is now used in approximately 300 clinical institutions in the United States and other institutions worldwide. This new addition to Springer's Watson Science Caring Institute Library is the first international compendium of Caritas research. Presenting the findings of 41 studies from 12 countries, it examines similarities and differences in the ways in which countries apply Watson's Theory regarding relationships between nurses and patients, and nurses and their colleagues, and how it is used to resolve outcome issues system-wide.

The book also includes the Caring Factor Survey, a primary research tool for those using the Caritas process, which identifies constructs that either support or impede caring in multiple settings. It is offered, along with five adaptations, for use as a written or digital adjunct. The volume serves as a complement to Watson's Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Care as well as the forthcoming Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: An Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing.

A co-publication with the Watson Caring Science Institute, this volume:

* Comprises the first international research compendium on using Watson's Theory of Caring in health care institutions. * Presents cutting-edge tools derived from the Caring Factor Survey for measuring caring in multiple contexts * Serves as a primary resource for nurse leaders, managers, and administrators in academia including unit managers, and for hospitals with or seeking Magnet status * Documents intervention outcomes in each country * Discusses similarities and differences in caring contexts across countries * Designed for use by graduate educators and students and nursing leaders * Includes Caring Factor Survey tools in digital form

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