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Jean Watson



Jean Watson


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 several awards and honors, including an international Kellogg Fellowship in Australia, a Fullbright Research Award in Sweden and five (5) Honorary Doctoral Degrees including 2 International Honorary Doctorates (Sweden and the United Kingdom).

  • Caring - Caring science encompasses a humanitarian, human science orientation to human caring processes, phenomena and experiences. (Information from Nursingtheory.net)

  • Theory of Human Caring. Jean Watson. University of Colorado.

  • email me:  jean.watson@uchsc.edu

Available Publications



Caring Science as Sacred Science
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company (August 15, 2004)
ISBN: 0803611692


Nursing: Human Science and Human Care : A Theory of Nursing
Univ. of Colorado, Denver. Discusses the balance between science and caring that is the basis of the nursing profession. Draws from the works of Western and Eastern philosophers. Referenced. For graduate students in nursing. Softcover.
Paperback: 111 pages
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers (March 1, 1999)
ISBN: 076371111X


Postmodern Nursing and Beyond
Univ. of Colorado, Denver. Discusses the art of nursing and the need to rediscover its healing essence and return the caring arts to its practice. Author draws on the wisdom of Nightengale to set up a template for nursing in the twenty-first century. For nursing students and nurses. Softcover.
Paperback: 303 pages
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 1st edition (June 15, 1999)
ISBN: 0443057443


Toward a Caring Curriculum: A New Pedagogy for Nursing
Georgia Southern College, Statesboro. 'Rerelease of a volume originally published in 1989.' Presents a curriculum paradigm for nursing education empowering nurses to create a health care system true to its name. Aims to transform our conception of nurses and nursing. For nurses and students.
This landmark book presents a challenging curriculum paradigm for nursing education that empowers nurses to create a healthcare system true to its name. It has emerged as a turning point in the ongoing curriculum revolution, continuing to inspire faculty and nursing graduates and affecting nursing practice. Ultimately, this book transforms our conception of nurses and nursing and has a profound effect on the health of individuals and communities.
Paperback: 396 pages
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 1st edition (January 15, 2000)
ISBN: 0763712485


Nursing: The Philosophy and Science of Caring
Publisher: University Press of Colorado; Reprint edition (July 1, 1985)
ISBN: 0870811541

The Ethics of Care and the Ethics of Cure: Synthesis in Chronicity
Paperback: 55 pages
Publisher: National League for Nursing (January 1, 1989)
ISBN: 0887374182

They Shall Not Hurt: Human Suffering and Human Caring
Hardcover: 140 pages
Publisher: Colorado Associated University Press; 1st ed edition (October 1, 1989)
ISBN: 0870812017

Applying the Art and Science of Human Caring
Publisher: Natl League for Nursing (November 1, 1994)
ISBN: 0887376347





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