Nurses have historically been the heart of healing in the healthcare system. But today’s care providers are often ill-prepared for the heavy toll of their day-today workload and its impact on their ability to be fully present for others. The dilemma? Accept things the way they are, or search for a different way.
Sara Horton-Deutsch and Jan Anderson present the Caritas Coach Education Program® (CCEP), based on the moral, ethical, philosophical, and practice principles of Caring Science. Caritas Coaching® provides nurses and other caregivers a deep, intimate look at how to infuse their practice with Caring Science, a scientific and philosophical context to explore, describe, and research human healing. By integrating Caring Science into their practice, nurses can balance information and technology with the human side of healthcare.
Using shared experiences of caring moments, transpersonal journeys, and ongoing evolution, this book provides:
- A teaching and learning guide for Caritas Coaches® who have completed the program
- A resource for nurses whose hospitals have adopted Caring Science as their practice model
- An inspiration for all nurses and healthcare professionals who seek a path to deeply care for self, individuals, families, and communities
Doody 4 Star Review
“There is no other book on this topic. Because this is an extension of Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring, it adds to the application of the science of caring to self and others. It provides examples of how others have integrated this into their work and personal lives. The prevalence of caregiver fatigue, burnout, lateral violence, and bullying has shifted our focus as healthcare providers from one of caring as the core of our profession to one of callousness and mechanics. I am saddened that we need to relearn how to care, but it is necessary to the viability of keeping caregivers where they are needed most.”
-Dr. Debra E. Stieve, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE(Michigan State University College of Nursing)
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About the Authors
Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Caritas Coach®, is Professor at Jean Watson Caring Science Endowed Chair at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and an Assistant Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado-Denver.
Jan Anderson, EdD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, Caritas Coach®, is a Faculty Associate for the Watson Caring Science Institute and Director of the Caritas Coach Education Program®. She was formerly a Professor and Director of the Santa Barbara City College Associate Degree Nursing Program.