Caring in Nursing Classics: An Essential Resource 1st Edition (PDF)

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  • File Size: 8391 KB
  • Print Length: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition
  • Publication Date: December 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AKBEE74
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826171115
  • ISBN-10: 0826171117


Caring in Nursing Classics: An Essential Resource 1st Edition by Marlaine C. Smith, Marian C. Turkel, and Zane Robinson Wolf.

This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The book comprises 37 classic textbook chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm — from its beginnings as a ethical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science.

Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for graduate, baccalaureate, and doctoral levels.

The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science.

Key Features:

  • Presents the seminal literature on caring
  • Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels
  • For use in graduate, baccalaureate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs


About the Author

Marlaine C. Smith, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, FAAN, is Dean and Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University (FAU). From 1988 to 2006 she was on the faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of the Center for Integrative Caring Practice for six years. She has been a nurse educator since 1976 with other faculty appointments at Duquesne University, Pennsylvania State University, and LaRoche College in Pittsburgh. Dr. Smith’s research has focused on outcomes of touch therapies as an expression of caring. She has written a variety of theoretical, philosophical, research, practice, and review articles related to caring. Her most recent work has been the development of a middle range theory of unitary caring. With Marilyn Parker she co-edited the third edition of Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice.


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