2018 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, third place in Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development
“Dr. Watson is THE Caring Science Scholar and all who read this will benefit from her emerging ideas, creativity, and advancement of caring science. The depth of the knowledge and scholarship in this book are grounded in all ways of knowing, including aesthetics, empirical, ethical, metaphysical, and personal.”
—Marian C. Turkel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
“[Unitary Caring Science] will serve as a comprehensive guide to the study and practice of Watson’s perspective of Unitary Caring Science. . . . This is an important book.”
—Jacqueline Fawcett, RN, PhD, ScD (hon), FAAN, ANEF
Unitary Caring Science: The Philosophy and Praxis of Nursing takes a profound look at conscious, intentional, reverential caring-healing as sacred practice/praxis and as a necessary turn for survival. Jean Watson posits Unitary Caring Science for the evolved Caritas-conscious practitioner and scholar. A detailed historical discussion of the evolution from Caring Science toward Unitary Caring Science reflects the maturing of the discipline, locating the nursing phenomena of wholeness within the unitary field paradigm. An exploration of praxis as informed moral practice results in an expanded development of the ten Caritas processes, resulting in a comprehensive value-guide to critical Caritas literacy and ontological Caritas praxis.
Watson writes for the Caritas Conscious Nurse™ or the Caritas Conscious Scholar/Practitioner/Educator on the journey toward the deeper caring-healing dimensions of life. Unitary Caring Science offers a personal-professional path of authenticity, bringing universals of Love, Energy, Spirit, Infinity of Purpose, and Meaning back into nurses lives and their life’s work. Unitary Caring Science serves as a continuing, evolving message to the next generation of nurse scholars and healing-health practitioners committed to a praxis informed by mature disciplinary consciousness.
Each book comes with a set of Caritas cards, and individual customers will also receive a secure link to select copyrighted teaching videos and meditations on www.watsoncaringscience.org.