Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Science

Second Edition

Author: Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826121974

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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"As in the first edition, the author has done a magnificent job compiling these instruments and providing important information that the reader can use to evaluate their usefulness." --Ora Lea Strickland, RN, PhD, FAAN (From the Foreword) This book provides all the essential research tools for assessing and measuring caring for those in the caring professions. Watson's text is the only comprehensive and accessible collection of instruments for care measurement in clinical and educational nursing research. The measurements address quality of care, patient, client, and nurse perceptions of caring, and caring behaviors, abilities, and efficacy. Newly updated, this edition also contains three new chapters, which document the most effective caring language and provide innovative methods of selecting appropriate tools for measurement based on validity and reliability. Key features of new edition: A chapter providing a comprehensive literature review of the research and measurement of caring A chapter entitled "Caring Factor Survey," which presents a new scale based on Watson's original theory of human caring Chapters outlining instruments for care measurement, including Holistic Caring Inventory, Peer Group Caring Interaction Scale, and many more New instruments focused on assessing caring at the administrative-relational caring level An updated section dedicated to challenges and future directions of the measurement of caring

Measuring Caring

International Research on Caritas as Healing

Author: John Nelson,Jean Watson

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826163513

Category: Medical

Page: 436

View: 5828

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 inc

Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Sciences: Watson’s Caring Science Guide, Third Edition

Author: Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195423

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 7087

The only text to contain a broad range of validated instruments to measure caring. This text is the only comprehensive and accessible collection of validated and reliable instruments for care measurement in clinical and educational nursing and health professions research. These measurements address quality of care; patient, client, and nurse perceptions of caring; and caring behaviors, abilities, and efficacy. The third edition is updated throughout and includes a comprehensive literature review of the research and measurement of caring. It features several new tools and instruments, and updates all established tools and instruments to reflect how each has been used in the past ten years. The third edition also presents a new chapter on assessing and measuring caring in digital/cyberspace settings, discusses global developments in assessing and measuring caring, and provides an updated section dedicated to the challenges and future directions of caring measurement. Each tool/instrument is presented according to a standard framework for ease of use. This framework includes a description of each tool/instrument and its origin, its development and use, key citations for its use, and its theoretical origin and access. New to the Third Edition: Includes a comprehensive literature review of the research and measurement of caring Updates all instruments and tools to reflect how each has been used in the past ten years Presents new instruments including “Student Perceptions of Caring Online” Offers an updated section dedicated to challenges and future directions of the measurement of caring Provides new chapter on assessing and measuring caring in digital/cyberspace settings Updates references to reflect new literature Discusses global developments in assessing and measuring caring Key Features: Contains a broad range of validated instruments to measure caring in an expanding array of health care settings including clinical, academic, and community Serves as a valuable resource for PhD, DNP, and other graduate students to support their dissertations and projects Constitutes a key resource in clinical settings where clinicians have opportunities to measure caring among nurses, patients, and interdisciplinary colleagues Aids health care institutions applying for Magnet Status

Creating a Caring Science Curriculum

An Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing

Author: Jean Watson, PhD, RN, HNC, FAAN,Marcia Hills, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826105904

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 1864

The hallmark text for nursing faculty seeking to promote the transformative teaching of caring science, this book reflects the paramount scholarship of caring science educators. The volume intertwines visionary thinking with blueprints, living exemplars, and dynamic directions for the application of fundamental principles. It features emancipatory teaching/learning scholarship, and student/teacher, relation/evaluation models for adoption into education and practice regimens. Divided into five units, the text addresses the history of the caring curriculum revolution and its reemergence as a powerful presence within nursing. Unit II introduces intellectual and strategic blueprints for caring-based education, including action-oriented approaches for faculty-student relations, teaching/learning skills, emancipatory pedagogical practices, critical-reflective-creative approaches to evolving human consciousness, and power relation dynamics. The third unit addresses curriculum structure and design, the evolution of a caring-based college of nursing, the philosophy of caring-human science, caring in advanced practice education, caring as a pedagogical approach to nursing education, and teaching-learning professional caring based on Watson's theory of human caring. Unit IV explores an alternative approach to evaluation. The final unit explores the future of the caring science curriculum as a way of emancipating the human spirit, with caritas nursing as a transformative model. Key Features: Expands upon the premiere resource for maximizing caring science in education, research, and practice (Bevis and Watson's Toward a Caring Curriculum: A New Pedagogy for Nursing, 1989) Provides a broad application of caring science for graduate educators, students, and nursing leaders Features case studies from two leading U.S. and Canadian universities Distills the expertise of world-renowned scholars Includes reflexive exercises to maximize student engagement

Human Caring Science

Author: Jean Watson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449628109

Category: Medical

Page: 122

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Rev. ed. of: Nursing: human science and human care / Jean Watson. c1999.

Caring Science, Mindful Practice

Implementing Watson's Human Caring Theory

Author: Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF,Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171540

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 7360

"Caring Science, Mindful Practice offers unique and practical project examples that nurses will consider for their practice or educational settings. With its integration of Watson's caring science and mindfulness principles, Sitzman and Watson have extended knowledge of Watson's caring science and caritas processes through integrating Thich Nhat Hahn's mindfulness perspective and practices. The book offers rich examples of nursing projects that may broaden nursing care for greater patient and student satisfaction and assist nurses with holistic self-care." -- Gale Robinson-Smith, PhD, RN is Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Villanova University, International Journal for Human Caring "This book provides wonderful tools for nurses to use in practice, education, or even for self-care. Designed for any nurse, new or experienced, who wishes to learn more about applying Jean Watson's Human Caring Theory to practice, it supplies the meaning behind the importance of having a practice based on mindfulness....[It] is a practical, easy-to-read book for all nursing audiences and could be used at any educational level."--Doody's Medical Reviews ìSitzman and Watsons' book is an invaluable resourceÖ The strength of this book is its simplicity on one level yet its complexity as the reader works throughout the layers incorporated within the book.î--Nursing Times 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-awarenessóthe 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

Measurement in Nursing and Health Research

Fourth Edition

Author: Dr. Carolyn F. Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN,Dr. Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN,Dr. Elizabeth R. Lenz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105080

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 6347

Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students."Score: 100, 5 stars--Doody's Medical Reviews "...this book is a wonderful shelf reference for nurse researcher mentors and investigators who may need to explore content or use content to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and methods used in measuring nurse concepts and outcomes."--Clinical Nurse Specialist This fourth edition presents everything nurses and health researchers need to know about designing, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measuring in nursing. Thoroughly updated, this fourth edition now contains only the latest, most cutting-edge measurement instruments that have direct applicability for nurses and health researchers in a variety of roles, including students, clinicians, educators, researchers, administrators, and consultants. Using clear and accessible language, the authors explain in detail, and illustrate by example, how to conduct sound measurement practices that have been adequately tested for reliability and validity. This edition is enriched with topics on the leading edge of nursing and health care research, such as measurement in the digital world, biomedical instrumentation, new clinical data collection methods, and methods for measuring quality of care. Key features: Provides new and emerging strategies for testing the validity of specific measures Discusses computer-based testing: the use of Internet research and data collection Investigates methods for measuring physiological variables using biomedical instrumentation Includes information on measurement practices in clinical research, focusing on clinical data collection methods, such as clinimetrics Identifies the challenges of measuring quality of care and how to address them

Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Ruth M. Kleinpell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826116291

Category: Medical

Page: 273

View: 4554

This book provides up-to-date resources and examples of outcome measures, tools and methods that can be used by APNs in their quest to keep pace with new developments in the rapidly expanding field of outcome measurement. The chapter authors, recognized expert practitioners, offer invaluable insight into the process of conducting outcomes assessments in all APN practice, including the clinical nurse, nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist and certified nurse midwife practice specialties. Detailed figures, tables, and examples of outcome studies from actual research in APN practice make this an essential resource for evaluating the true impact the advanced practice nurse has on the delivery and fulfillment of care.

Quality Caring in Nursing

Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education, and Leadership

Author: Dr. Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826121295

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009! "[This] book offers a coherent, theoretical, and research-guided framework for quality nursing caring in practice, education, and leadership; a foundational, timeless, yet transformative framework of substanceÖ." Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver Dedicated time spent with patients and families in clinical settings is often limited, rushed, and impersonal. How can nurses develop more positive, caring relationships with their patients, and help to improve the quality of patient care at large? This book addresses this critical question by presenting Joanne R. Duffy's Quality-Caring Model©-the result of 35 years of clinical experience and educational acumen. This values-based model will bring caring back into the foreground of nursing practice by providing revised curricula for educational programs, and outlining the core caring principles for nurse administrators. Key Features: Establishes "Relationship-Centered Caring," with discussions on how to care for the self, patients and families, each other, and communities Offers multiple case examples, and includes reflective questions and applications for use in educational programs, workshops, conferences, and clinical practice Demonstrates how the Quality-Caring Model© can be implemented in clinical practice, nursing education, research, and nursing leadership settings Includes appendices that discuss how caring can improve patient safety, outline course objectives, and explain how to assess and measure caring in your facility Written in clear, accessible language, this book will be an invaluable resource to nursing students, nursing scholars, clinical nurses, nurse educators, nurse researchers, and nurse leaders. Duffy's approach will help create a redesigned patient care delivery system focused on the primacy of caring relationships.

Postmodern Nursing and Beyond

Author: Jean Watson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443057441

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 8206

This new book written by Jean Watson, a highly regarded visionary of nursing theory reestablishes the critical balance between caring and curing. It blends the technical aspects of modern medicine with the holistic focus traditionally associated with nursing, and serves as a model for nursing practice into the 21st century.

Measuring Caring

International Research on Caritas as Healing

Author: John Nelson,Jean Watson

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826163513

Category: Medical

Page: 436

View: 5021

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 inc

Caring Science as Sacred Science

Author: Jean Watson

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803611696

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 7967

Original text on caring science -- Transpersonal caring and unitary views of science -- Extant caring theories as metaphysical, meta-ethical, meta-narrative to guide caring science -- Existential crisis in science and human sciences: continuing journey toward caring science -- Working assumptions for caring science -- Metaphysics and science: can there be a re/union?

Global Advances in Human Caring Literacy

Author: Patrick Palmieri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826192127

Category:

Page: 262

View: 6258

Goes beyond theory to demonstrate how to live the life of human caring 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 nursing deans and faculty, APRNs, administrators, and frontline clinicians 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 to develop mindfulness, reflection, authentic presence, intentionality, and a caring consciousness in the service of providing authentic, heart-centered care for patients and 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 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 and Ubuntu in 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 "

Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law

Law for Nurses in a Nutshell

Author: Paula DiMeo Grant, RN, BSN, MA, JD,Diana Ballard, JD, MBA, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110460

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 7186

Nurses are required not only to keep pace with a swiftly changing health care environment and make rapid decisions on critical issues, they must also be cognizant of the legal implications of these decisions. This Fast Factslegal reference provides the quick, reliable legal information that nurses need to protect themselves in practice, management, and education. The only resource of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners who present complex information in straightforward, accessible language organized into easily digestible segments. Key Topics: Malpractice/negligence issues Workplace, organization, and business law, Legal concerns in the classroom Disaster and public health emergencies Nurse Practice Acts and the disciplinary process Informed consent and patient rights Risk management and compliance Trials and alternatives in dispute resolution

Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care, Second Edition

Author: Marianne R. Jeffreys

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117872

Category: Medical

Page: 395

View: 4304

This book provides a model to guide cultural competence education in academic and health care institutions as well as professional nursing associations. The book features discussions of key issues, the dynamics of diversity in the classroom and workplace, tools for assessment and evaluation, and educational activities for easy application in academic and practice settings. It is also appropriate for related health care professions, from recuperation specialists to medical doctors. The book additionally offers a peer-reviewed, field-tested, digitally available assessment toolkit for academic and health care institutions, and for nursing organizations and associations.

Assessment in Health Professions Education

Author: Steven M. Downing,Rachel Yudkowsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135595305

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 1604

Assessment in Health Professions Education provides comprehensive guidance for persons engaged in the teaching and testing of the health professions – medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and allied fields. Part I of the book provides a user-friendly introduction to assessment fundamentals and their theoretical underpinnings; Part II describes specific assessment methods used in the health professions, with a focus on best practices, assessment challenges, and practical guidelines for the effective implementation of successful assessment programs. Key features: Comprehensive – the first text to provide broad, single-source coverage of all aspects of assessment in the health professions. Accessible – while scholarly and evidence-based, the book is geared towards health professions educators who are not measurement specialists. Thematic – assessment validity is an organizing theme and provides a conceptual framework throughout the book.

The Nurse Educator's Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes

Author: Mary E. McDonald

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449665969

Category: Medical

Page: 362

View: 6466

The new edition of this award winning text helps address the increased pressure that the NCLEX and other certification exams are placing on nursing students and faculty. The Nurse Educator’s Guide to Assessing Learning Outcomes, 2nd Edition guides classroom educators through the process of developing effective classroom exams and individual test items.

Nursing

Human Science and Human Care : a Theory of Nursing

Author: Jean Watson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763711115

Category: Medical

Page: 111

View: 4826


Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in the Health Sciences

Author: Gareth Hagger-Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317674421

Category: Medical

Page: 310

View: 7257

Whilst the ‘health sciences’ are a broad and diverse area, and includes public health, primary care, health psychology, psychiatry and epidemiology, the research methods and data analysis skills required to analyse them are very similar. Moreover, the ability to appraise and conduct research is emphasised within the health sciences – and students are expected increasingly to do both. Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in the Health Sciences presents a balanced blend of quantitative research methods, and the most widely used techniques for collecting and analysing data in the health sciences. Highly practical in nature, the book guides you, step-by-step, through the research process, and covers both the consumption and the production of research and data analysis. Divided into the three strands that run throughout quantitative health science research – critical numbers, critical appraisal of existing research, and conducting new research – this accessible textbook introduces: Descriptive statistics Measures of association for categorical and continuous outcomes Confounding, effect modification, mediation and causal inference Critical appraisal Searching the literature Randomised controlled trials Cohort studies Case-control studies Research ethics and data management Dissemination and publication Linear regression for continuous outcomes Logistic regression for categorical outcomes. A dedicated companion website offers additional teaching and learning resources for students and lecturers, including screenshots, R programming code, and extensive self-assessment material linked to the book’s exercises and activities. Clear and accessible with a comprehensive coverage to equip the reader with an understanding of the research process and the practical skills they need to collect and analyse data, it is essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students in the health and medical sciences.