Title An Educator’s Guide to Humanizing Nursing Education
Subtitle Grounded in Caring Science
Author Chantal Cara, Jean Watson, Marcia Hills
ISBN 9780826190086
List price USD 60.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 218
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Delivers specific guidelines for implementing human caring within teaching practices along with a wealth of examples

Grounded in the belief that translating caring science within teaching practices will humanize nursing education, this important book emphasizes the ways in which teachers can translate Human Caring and Caritas in order to include strategies for establishing authentic caring pedagogical relationships with their students. It aims to strengthen Human Caring as the basis for humanitarian teaching and to infuse the learning environment with caring practices for both students and teachers.

The work provides an antidote for the continuous dominant biomedical and behavioral paradigm in nursing education. It includes specific guidelines for implementing Human Caring ethics, ontology, and epistemology throughout the teaching-learning community and describes how to translate caring values and assumptions into living Caritas as the nurse teachers’ moral ideal and praxis of authentic caring pedagogical relationships. Pragmatic examples provided by administrators, teachers, and students illustrate the value of a humanitarian caring science paradigm for nursing education and caring praxis.


Key Features:

  • Delivers an internationally renowned scholars’ perspective on teaching grounded in Human Caring
  • Includes exemplars of educators’ lived teaching experiences guided by their caring pedagogical praxis
  • Provides examples of students’ lived learning experiences within a caring- teaching environment
  • Offers reflective practice exercises for nurse teachers to enhance their caring pedagogical relationships with students
  • Provides guided caring artistic activities to promote ways of knowing, doing, being, and becoming in nursing education



Foreword (Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, FAAN)



Chapter 1. Grounded in a Human Science Paradigm: Human Caring to Overcome Challenges to Humanize Nursing Education

Chapter 2. Educators’ Caring Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors That Contribute to the Humanization of Nursing Education

Chapter 3. Emancipatory Contributions to Humanize Nursing Education: The Synergy of Critical Consciousness and Reflective Praxis

Chapter 4. Humanizing Nursing Education by Teaching From the Heart

Chapter 5. Seeking Teaching/Learning Caring Relationships With Students

Chapter 6. Caritas Processes and Caritas Literacy as a Teaching Guide for Enlightened Nurse Educators

Chapter 7. Habitus: An Ontological Space Fostering Humanistic Nursing Education (Colleen Maykut and M. Carol Wild)

Chapter 8. Nurse Educators’ Political Caring Literacy and Power to Promote Caring Relationships in Nursing Education (Sylvain Brousseau and Chantal Cara)

Chapter 9. Reflective Epilogue: Being-Caring Perspective of Teaching


About the Authors:

Chantal Cara, RN, PhD, FAAN, is a Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal in Québec, Canada. She is also a researcher at the Montreal’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and at the Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research for humanistic practices. She received her BSN and MSN from the Université de Montréal and her Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Colorado, under the directorship of Dr. Jean Watson. For more than 30 years, she has been actively involved in the advancement of Human Caring in both French and English communities. She is an international renowned scholar for creating and implementing the French Humanistic Model of Nursing Care and the Relational Caring Inquiry research methodology, both used in several countries. Dr. Cara’s teaching, research activities, publications and conferences reflect her disciplinary commitment to disseminate internationally her theory-guided research findings aimed at fostering humanistic nursing practices in the clinical, managerial, and educational domains. Dr. Cara has been actively involved for over 20 years as a member of the International Association of Human Caring, where she holds an Editorial Board position on the International Journal for Human Caring. She is also a reviewer for the Advances in Nursing Science as well as an international advisory board member of the Editorial Board for the scientific journal Health SA Gesondheid, in South Africa. Since 2015, she is an invited professor/caring scholar, at the University of Colorado, USA, and at the Institut et Haute École La Source, in Switzerland. In 2016, she was the first to be attributed the title Distinguished Watson Caring Science Scholar by the Watson Caring Science Institute. In 2018, she was the first in Quebec to be inducted Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.


Marcia Hills, RN, PHD, is the Director and President of the Canadian Consortium for Health Promotion Research, and a Professor of Nursing at University Victoria, Canada. She has been actively engaged in research and evaluation for over 20 years, is the Principal Investigator on two federally funded (Canadian Institutes for Health Research) multi-year research initiatives, and the Co-Investigator on five additional projects. She presents at numerous conferences in Canada, the US, and abroad.

Dr. Hills is an elected member of the Board of Trustees for the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and a member of the North American Regional Office (NARO). As part of her work with these organizations, she was a member of the Steering Committee for the IUHPE Global Program on Effectiveness, co-chaired the NARO Effectiveness Working Group, and was VP for the Organization of the World Conference, and Co-Chair of the 2007 World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, as held in Vancouver in 2007. Recently, Dr. Hills was invited to join a World Health Organization working group led by Erio Ziglio to develop an international project on evaluating health assets in partnership with Health Canada, the Health Development Agency (UK), and the Centre for Disease Control (US, Atlanta).


Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, is distinguished professor emerita and dean emerita of the School of Nursing at the University of Colorado. She is the founder of the Center for Human Caring in Colorado, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a past president of the National League for Nursing. Dr. Watson is a widely published author and recipient of several awards and honors, including an international Kellogg Fellowship in Australia, a Fulbright Research Award in Sweden, and five honorary doctoral degrees, including Honorary International Doctor of Science awards from Goteborg University, Sweden, and Luton University, London. Dr. Watson’s caring philosophy is used to guide new models of caring and healing practices in diverse settings worldwide. At the University of Colorado, Dr. Watson holds the title of distinguished professor of nursing, the highest honor accorded its faculty for scholarly work.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for nurse educators, teachers, professors, Caritas Coaches, as well as graduate students studying nursing education.

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