Title Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Sciences, 3/e
Subtitle Watson’s Caring Science Guide
Author Kathleen Sitzman, Jean Watson
ISBN 9780826195418
List price USD 90.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 380
Book size 228 X 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
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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


Foreword by Ora L. Strickland

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Caring Science Guide, Third Edition


Chapter 1. Introduction: Measuring Caring (Jean Watson)

Chapter 2. Caring and Nursing Science: Contemporary Discourse (Jean Watson)

Chapter 3. Background and Selection of Caring Instruments (Jean Watson)


Chapter 4. CARE-Q and CARE/SAT and Modified CARE-Q (Patricia Larson)

Chapter 5. Caring Behaviors Inventory and Caring Behaviors Inventory for Elders (Zane R. Wolf)

Chapter 6. Caring Behaviors Assessment Tool (Sherill N. Cronin and Barbara H. Lee)

Chapter 7. Caring Behaviors of Nurses Scale (Pamela Hinds)

Chapter 8. Professional Caring Behaviors (Sharon D. Horner)

Chapter 9. Nyberg Caring Assessment Scale (Jan Nyberg)

Chapter 10. Caring Ability Inventory (Ngozi O. Nkongho)

Chapter 11. Caring Behavior Checklist and Client Perception of Caring Scale (Anna M. McDaniel and Lisa A. Bagnall)

Chapter 12. Caring Assessment Tool (CAT)-V©, the CAT-Admin©, and the CAT-edu (Joanne R. Duffy)

Chapter 13. Peer Group Caring Interaction Scale and Organizational Climate for Caring Questionnaire (Linda Hughes)

Chapter 14. Caring Efficacy Scale (Carolie Coates)

Chapter 15. Holistic Caring Inventory (Christine L. Latham)

Chapter 16. Caring Dimensions Inventory (Roger Watson and Amanda Hoogbruin)

Chapter 17. Caring Attributes, Professional Self-Concept, and Technological Influences Scale (David G. Arthur)

Chapter 18. Methodist Healthcare System Nurse Caring Instrument (Gwen Sherwood)

Chapter 19. Relational Caring Questionnaires (Marilyn A. Ray and Marian C. Turkel)

Chapter 20. Family Caring Inventory (Anne-Marie Goff)

Chapter 21. Nurse–Patient Relationship Questionnaire (Janet F. Quinn)

Chapter 22. Caring Nurse–Patient Interactions Scale (Sylvie Cossette, Jacinthe Pepin, and Guillaume Fontaine)

Chapter 23. Development of the Caring Factor Survey© (CFS), an Instrument to Measure Patient’s Perception of Caring (John W. Nelson, Jean Watson, and InovaHealth)

Chapter 24. Student Perspectives of Caring Online (Kathleen L. Sitzman )

Chapter 25. The Nurse’s Perception of the Relationship-Based Care Environment Scale (Denise Testa)



Chapter 26. The Evolution of Measuring Caring: Moving toward Construct Validity (Carolie Coates)

Chapter 27. Postscript: Thoughts on Caring Theories and Instruments for Measuring Caring (Jean Watson)


Appendix: Master Matrix of All Measurement Instruments


About the Editors:

Kathleen L. Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, is professor, Undergraduate Nursing Science, at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. Previous to her current position, she held dual appointments at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah: director, Bachelor of Integrated Studies Program, and faculty in the School of Nursing. She was inducted into the Academy of Nursing Education in 2015, and into the American Academy of Nursing in 2016. Dr. Sitzman has been a nurse since 1983 and has used her extensive experience to produce scholarly work that contributes to the nursing profession and body of knowledge on international, national, state, community, and local levels. She has been co-principal investigator or principal investigator on 10 research projects, several of which focused on nursing students’ perception of caring online. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, mentorship, and teaching, including the Jean Watson Award for outstanding scholarship in caring science from the International Association for Human Caring (2007–2008). Dr. Sitzman has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and has coauthored four textbooks: Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning (2nd ed.; 2011), Nursing History: Trends and Eras (2nd ed.; 2014), Caring Science, Mindful Practice (1st ed.; 2014), and Watson’s Caring in the Digital World, (2017). She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the International Association for Human Caring. Dr. Sitzman has been generous with her skills and expertise by serving on a wide variety of health-related service projects.

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, (LL-AAN), is distinguished professor and dean emerita, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Center campus, where she held the nation’s first endowed Chair in Caring Science for 16 years. She is founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing; past President of the National League for Nursing; founding member of International Association in Human Caring and International Caritas Consortium. She is Founder and Director of the nonprofit foundation, Watson Caring Science Institute (www.watsoncaringscience.org).

Dr. Watson has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and psychiatric-mental health nursing and holds her PhD in educational psychology and counseling. She is a widely published author and recipient of many national/international awards and honors, including: The Fetzer Institute Norman Cousins Award, in recognition of her commitment to developing; maintaining and exemplifying relationship-centered care practices; an international Kellogg Fellowship in Australia; a Fulbright Research Award in Sweden; The Hildebrand Center for Compassion in Medicine Award Notre Dame University; Academy Integrative Medicine and Healing Award for pioneering work in Caring Science; Japanese International Society of Caring and Peace Chair. She holds 15 Honorary Doctoral Degrees, including 12 International Honorary Doctorates (Sweden, United Kingdom, (2) Spain, British Colombia and Quebec, Canada, Japan, Turkey, Peru (2) and Colombia, S. America).

Clinical nurses and academic programs throughout the world use her published works on the philosophy and theory of human caring and the art and science of caring in nursing. Dr. Watson’s caring philosophy is used to guide transformative models of caring and healing practices for hospitals, nurses, and patients alike, in diverse settings worldwide.

At the University of Colorado, Dr. Watson held the title of Distinguished Professor of Nursing, the highest honor accorded to its faculty for scholarly work. In 1999 she assumed the Murchison-Scoville Chair in Caring Science, the nation’s first endowed chair in Caring Science, based at the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Center.

As author/coauthor of over 30 books on caring, her latest books range from empirical measurements and international research on caring, to new postmodern philosophies of caring and healing, philosophy and science of caring and caring science as sacred science, global advance in Caring Literacy. The latest work is Unitary Caring Science Philosophy and Praxis. Her books have been AJN books of the year awards and seek to bridge paradigms as well as point toward transformative models for the 21st century. In October 2013, Dr. Watson was inducted as a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, its highest honor.

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