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New Sigma book focuses on integrating Caring Science into healthcare practices

Caritas Coaches Horton-Deutsch and Anderson provide guidance in balancing information and technology with the human side of healthcare


INDIANAPOLIS — Nurses are often the source of heart and healing in healthcare, but the stress of the job and heavy workload can make it difficult to be fully engaged with patients. Nurses and other care providers are often unprepared for the emotional factors they may face in their line of work. According to authors Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, and Jan Anderson, EdD, MSN, RN, AHN-BN, both certified Caritas Coaches, it is vital for healthcare providers to integrate Caring Science into daily practices to enhance the well-being of caregivers and improve patient outcomes. 

Through stories of caring moments, transpersonal journeys, and ongoing evolution, Caritas Coaching: A Journey Toward Transpersonal Caring for Informed Moral Action in Healthcare, published by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), provides nurses and caregivers with an intimate look at how to integrate Caring Science into their daily practices. Caring Science offers a scientific and philosophical context to explore, describe, and research human healing – ultimately providing a path for bringing care back into healthcare. By integrating Caring Science into their practice, nurses can balance information and technology with the human side of healthcare. 

Horton-Deutsch and Anderson have completed the Caritas Coaching Education Program through the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI). A Caritas Coach is a knowledgeable and reflective healthcare professional who is committed to integrating caring healing into their practice. The text outlines the goals of the WCSI in transforming healthcare through Caring Science to ultimately nurture and support professional nursing. Readers will also understand the intentions behind a Caring Science curriculum and its ambition to provide a foundation for caring practice and education by creating a professional practice based on internal dialogue, reflection, awareness, consciousness, health, and care. Caritas Coaching serves as a unique educational tool to further explain these goals for easy application, bringing care back to the forefront of healthcare. 

The book is available at www.SigmaNursing.org/books.  
 
About the authors
Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Caritas Coach, is a Professor and serves as both the Jean Watson Caring Science Endowed Chair and Director of the Watson Caring Science Center at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. She is also 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. Anderson was formerly an Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of the Watson Caring Science Center at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and a Professor and Director of the Santa Barbara City College Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Caritas Coaching: A Journey Toward Transpersonal Caring for Informed Moral Action in Healthcare
Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF and Jan Anderson, EdD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC 
Published by Sigma, 2018
ISBN-13: 9781945157295
EPUB ISBN: 9781945157301
PDF ISBN: 9781945157318
MOBI ISBN: 9781945157325
Price: US $49.95
Trade paperback, 352 pages
Trim size: 6x9


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The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members in over 90 countries and territories. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. Sigma’s more than 530 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Learn more at www.SigmaNursing.org. 
 

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