"Dr. Watson has consistently moved nursing and the scientific community forward through her explorations of the construct of caring. This expanded second edition is a continuing reminder of the importance of caring in every society and the centrality of caring to every healing profession."-- Ora Lea Strickland, RN, PhD., FAAN (from the Foreword)
Jean Watson has spent a lifetime studying the effect of caring in nursing, and in 2002 she offered the first edition of Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Science. This new edition is now the most comprehensive and current compendium of instruments for assessing and measuring caring in clinical and educational nursing research. This book becomes the first official publication of the Watson Caring Science Institute, an international non-profit foundation to further the work in caring science.
Features of this new edition include:
New instruments, focusing on assessing caring at the administrative-relational system caring level, addressing a new a population
New chapters on each of the caring instruments, incorporating diverse concepts such as quality of care; patient/client/nurses perceptions of caring; caring behaviors; caring abilities; and caring efficacy
New chapter on the overview of research and measurement of caring
New chapter entitled "Caring Factor Survey"
Thoroughly updated master matrix with compilation of all the available caring instruments to date, including the actual instruments for assessing caring, reported in the nursing literature from 1984 to 2008
Because this book discusses all the available measurement instruments on caring in nursing, along with their origins, development, and use, this second edition is the ideal one-stop resource for anyone in the health sciences or healing professions who needs to know the latest in Caring Science.
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