Title Creating a Caring Science Curriculum, 2/e
Subtitle A Relational Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing
Author Marcia Hills, Jean Watson, Chantal Cara
ISBN 9780826136022
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 350
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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The hallmark text for nursing faculty seeking to promote the transformative teaching of caring science, Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: A Relational Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing reflects the paramount scholarship of Caring Science educators. This second edition intertwines visionary thinking with blueprints, exemplars, and dynamic direction for the application of fundamental principles. It goes beyond the conventional by offering a model that serves as an emancipatory, ethical-philosophical, educational, and pedagogical learning guide for both teachers and students.

Divided into five units, the text addresses the history of the caring curriculum revolution and its powerful presence within nursing. Unit I lays the foundation for a Caring Science curriculum. Unit II introduces intellectual and strategic blueprints for caring-based education, including action-oriented approaches for faculty–student relations, teaching/learning skills, pedagogical practices, critical-reflective-creative approaches to evolving human consciousness, and power relation dynamics. Unit III addresses curriculum structure and design, the evolution of a caring-based college of nursing, caring in advanced practice education, and the development of caring consciousness in nurse leaders. It also features real-world exemplars of Caring Science curricula. Unit IV includes an alternative approach to clinical and course-based evaluation, and the text concludes with an exploration of the future of the Caring Science curriculum as a way of emancipating the human spirit. Each chapter is structured to maximize engagement with reflective exercises and learning activities that encourage the integration of theory and practice into the learning process.

New to This Edition:

  • Updated chapters, case studies, and learning activities
  • Six new chapters that provide guidance on how to create a Caring Science curriculum
  • Exemplars from institutions that have developed Caring Science curricula


Key Features:

  • Provides a broad application of Caring Science for teachers, students, and nursing leaders
  • Features case studies of teacher/student lived learning experiences within a caring–loving pedagogical environment
  • Encourages the integration of theory and practice into the learning process with learning activities and reflective exercises
  • Distills the expertise of world-renowned Caring Science scholars



Foreword (Peggy L. Chinn, PhD, DSc(Hon), RN, FAAN)




Unit I: Foundations of a Caring Science Curriculum

Chapter 1. Caring Science: Curriculum Revolutions and Detours Along the Way

Chapter 2. Caring Science Disciplinary Evolution

Chapter 3. Beliefs and Assumptions: The Hidden Drivers of Curriculum Development

Chapter 4. A Theoretical/Philosophical Framework for a Caring Science Curriculum

Unit II: A Relational Emancipatory Pedagogy For Caring Science Curricula

Chapter 5. Emancipatory Pedagogy: The Transformation of Consciousness Through Relational Inquiry

Chapter 6. Creating Caring Relationships: Collaboration, Power, and Participation

Chapter 7. Engaging in Critical Caring Dialogue: Listening, Critical Questioning, and Critical Thinking

Chapter 8. Critical Reflection-In-Action (Praxis): Emancipatory Action

Chapter 9. Creating a Culture of Caring


Unit III: Creating a Caring Science Curriculum

Chapter 10. Collaborative Caring Science Curriculum Structure and Design: Transcending Reductionistic Models

Chapter 11. Creating Canada’s First Caring Science Curriculum: The Collaborative Nursing Program of British Columbia

Chapter 12. Humanism in the Classroom: 30 Years of Experience With Caring Science (Lynn Rollison and Piera Jung)

Chapter 13. Evolution of a Caring-Based College of Nursing (Anne Boykin, Theris Touhy, and Marlaine Smith)

Chapter 14. Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: The Siena Experience (Donnean Thrall, Lisa Lally, and Jennifer Thate)

Chapter 15. Developing Caring Consciousness in Nurse Leaders (Lisa Lally)

Chapter 16. Indigenist Nursing: Caring Keeps Us Close to the Source (Lisa Bourque Bearskin, Andrea Kennedy, Leanne Poitras Kelly, and Christina Chakanyuka)

Chapter 17. Simulation, Narrative Pedagogy, and Caring FidelityTM — The New Reality (Roberta Christopher)


Unit IV: Beyond Evaluation to Authentication

Chapter 18. Connoisseurship: An Alternative Approach to Evaluation


Unit V: Ensuring the Future of Nursing: Embracing Caring Science

Chapter 19. Reflecting and Revisioning: Bringing the Heart and Mind Together



About the Authors:

Marcia Hills, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAN, is Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Hills is a distinguished scholar of Caring Science, faculty associate, inaugural chair of the Faculty Executive and Faculty Council, and academic lead of the doctoral program at the Watson Caring Science Institute (WSCI). She is the also the founder and current president of the Global Alliance for Human Caring Education. Dr. Hills is the coauthor of An Educator’s Guide to Humanizing Nursing Education: Grounded in Caring Science. As a visiting scholar and a World Health Organization (WHO) fellow, she has worked and studied in Australia, England, and at the National School of Public Health in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Hills has consulted extensively in the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, Brazil, Chile, and Canada in the areas of health promotion, primary health care, emancipatory caring curriculum development and pedagogy, women’s health, and participatory action research and evaluation.

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 non-profit foundation Watson Caring Science Institute. In 2013 Dr. Watson was inducted as a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, its highest honor. She is a widely published author and recipient of many national/international awards and honors, including 15 Honorary Doctoral Degrees, 12 of which are International Honorary Doctorates (Sweden, United Kingdom, Spain, British Columbia and Quebec, Canada, Japan, Turkey, and Peru and Colombia, South America). Dr. Watson’s caring philosophy is used to guide transformative models of caring education and professional caring-healing practices for hospitals, nurses and patients alike, in diverse settings worldwide. As author/co-author 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. Her books have received the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year award and seek to bridge paradigms as well as point toward transformative models for this 21st century.

Chantal Cara, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAN, is Professor, 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 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 and is a current Board Member. 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. More recently, in 2020, she was invited to become a Charter Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Nursing, representing the French nurses of Canada.


Target Audience:

Provides a broad application of Caring Science for nursing teachers, students, and leaders.


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