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Jean Watson's first edition of Nursing, now considered a classic, introduced the science of human caring and quickly became one of the most widely used and respected sources of conceptual models for nursing. This completely new edition offers a contemporary update and the most current perspectives on the evolution of the original philosophy and science of caring from the field's founding scholar. A core concept for nurses and the professional and non-professional people they interact with, "care" is one of the field's least understood terms, enshrouded in conflicting expectations and meanings. Although its usages vary among cultures, caring is universal and timeless at the human level, transcending societies, religions, belief systems, and geographic boundaries, moving from Self to Other to community and beyond, affecting all of life.

This new edition reflects on the universal effects of caring and connects caring with love as the primordial moral basis both for the philosophy and science of caring practices and for healing itself. The book is published by University Press of Colorado.

©2008 Jean Watson (P)2011 Redwood Audiobooks

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Great understand of a holistic Nurse

This was a great way to make sure we are see a patient as a person not just a sickness.

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Keep reading. pseudoscience ahead!

Watson makes a number of pseudoscientific claims and even borders on anti-scientific claims at times. however some of the views that she expresses are useful to consider. I would say listen to this book with Extreme Caution. I do not believe that this is the end-all and be-all of nursing Theory however I recognize that a lot of the views that Watson Expresses in this book have become commonplace in the field which isn't entirely a good thing. my main gripe with Watson is that if her claims are true then they can be tested and verified independently. this is called science. Perhaps it is true that you cannot get an ought from an is but if what she saying is real than it should be real enough to test and verify which complies with the scientific method this should not come as a surprise this should not be a controversial statement though I'm afraid more and more it is because people are more and more adopting a anti-scientific or pseudo scientific worldview. think post-modernism.

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The Old Ought Not Be Disguarded

Jean Watson has hit on the very essence of what it means to 'nurse' a patient back to his best state of health as well as Nightrngales' precepts continue to deliver for both nurse and patient. This book should be a must read for anyone who is thinking of becoming a true nurse; not just a technical clinician.

Watson explains in simple terms the Caritas Nursing Model. Though one might find what she lays down as 'old school' I resoundingly applaud her for restating all that is nursing are practiced in the 'little human conveyances with technology as tool for better results not essential for it in all cases. It is the art, science and indeed spirit of the profession that Jean Watson so eloquently and professional tells us. Thank you
E.j. Blasucci R.N.

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Inspirational

The reader was not great, but the material was awesome!
I wish I could give it to every nurse i know.