The Ten Assumptions of Science

The Ten Assumptions of Science

Although the book makes an excellent supplement to college courses in scientific philosophy, it is an astounding eye-opener for the educated reader with an interest in science and philosophy.

Author: Glenn Borchardt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595311279

Category: Philosophy

Page: 140

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The Ten Assumptions of Science presents the logically coherent set of assumptions destined to define 21st century scientific philosophy. Glenn Borchardt first explains why assumptions and not absolutes are necessary for scientific thinking. By exploring the opposition between deterministic and indeterministic views, he clearly shows how critical choices among underlying assumptions either clarify or muddle scientific analysis.He shows how customary mixtures of deterministic and indeterministic assumptions are responsible for the current confusion in modern physics. According to Dr. Borchardt, only rare physicists and philosophers have an inkling of the nature of time, space, energy, and matter. The need for reassessing our fundamental assumptions is indicated by the present sorry state of cosmology. Otherwise intelligent scientists promulgate the idea that the universe expanded from a tiny "singularity" smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. At the very least, adherence to Borchardt's assumptions will contribute to the rejection of the "Big Bang Theory," which has surpassed the flat Earth theory as the greatest embarrassment to serious thinkers everywhere. Although the book makes an excellent supplement to college courses in scientific philosophy, it is an astounding eye-opener for the educated reader with an interest in science and philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

The Trust Frequency

The Trust Frequency

This is a visionary, uplifting synthesis of indigenous wisdom, quantum science, Eastern and Western mysticism and plain common sense.

Author: Andrew Cameron Bailey


ISBN: 0988754754


Page: 358

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This is a visionary, uplifting synthesis of indigenous wisdom, quantum science, Eastern and Western mysticism and plain common sense. A practical self-help, personal-development guide through the next phase of our evolution. Accessing "The Trust Frequency" triggers a powerful upgrade to our individual and collective operating system and Reality.

Science Set Free

Science Set Free

In Science Set Free (originally published to acclaim in the UK as The Science Delusion), Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, ...

Author: Rupert Sheldrake

Publisher: Deepak Chopra

ISBN: 9780770436711

Category: Science

Page: 400

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The bestselling author of Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home offers an intriguing new assessment of modern day science that will radically change the way we view what is possible. In Science Set Free (originally published to acclaim in the UK as The Science Delusion), Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity. According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls. But should science be a belief-system, or a method of enquiry? Sheldrake shows that the materialist ideology is moribund; under its sway, increasingly expensive research is reaping diminishing returns while societies around the world are paying the price. In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities for discovery. Science Set Free will radically change your view of what is real and what is possible. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Science

Polish Essays in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Polish Essays in the Methodology of the Social Sciences

Among the models of society, the system-model is distinguished by the specific
content of its assumptions. We propose to reconstruct the system-model of
society in terms of ten assumptions. Within that set, we shall demarcate five sub-
sets ...

Author: J. Wiatr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400993532

Category: Science

Page: 271

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Modern philosophy has benefited immensely from the intelligence, and sensitivity, the creative and critical energies, and the lucidity of Polish scholars. Their investigations into the logical and methodological foundations of mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, ethics and esthetics, psychology, linguistics, economics and jurisprudence, and the social science- all are marked by profound and imaginative work. To the centers of empiricist philosophy of science in Vienna, Berlin and Cambridge during the first half of this century, one always added the great school of analytic and methodol ogical studies in Warsaw and Lwow. To the world centers of Marxist theoretical practice in Berlin, Moscow, Paris, Rome and elsewhere, one must add the Poland of the same era, from Ludwik Krzywicki (1859-1941) onward. American socialists and economists will remember the careful work of Oscar Lange, working among us for many years and then after 1945 in Warsaw, always humane, logical, objective. In this volume, our friend and colleague, Jerzy J. Wiatr, has assembled a representative set of recent essays by Polish social scientists and philosophers. Each of these might lead the reader far beyond this book, to look into the Polish Sociological Bulletin which has been publishing Polish sociological studies in English for several decades, to study other translations of books and papers by these authors, and to reflect upon the interplay of logical, phenomenological, Marxist, empiricist and historical learning in modern Polish social understanding.
Categories: Science

Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy Art and Science of Chemistry

Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy  Art  and Science of Chemistry

... ten million well-characterized new compounds. The philosophy of science has
long been dominated by logical positivism, and the assumptions attendant upon
its use of predicate logic to examine science, as well as its choice of physics as ...

Author: Jeffrey Kovac

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199921072

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann's contributions to chemistry are well known. Less well known, however, is that over a career that spans nearly fifty years, Hoffmann has thought and written extensively about a wide variety of other topics, such as chemistry's relationship to philosophy, literature, and the arts, including the nature of chemical reasoning, the role of symbolism and writing in science, and the relationship between art and craft and science. In Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry, Jeffrey Kovac and Michael Weisberg bring together twenty-eight of Hoffmann's most important essays. Gathered here are Hoffmann's most philosophically significant and interesting essays and lectures, many of which are not widely accessible. In essays such as "Why Buy That Theory," "Nearly Circular Reasoning," "How Should Chemists Think," "The Metaphor, Unchained," "Art in Science," and "Molecular Beauty," we find the mature reflections of one of America's leading scientists. Organized under the general headings of Chemical Reasoning and Explanation, Writing and Communicating, Art and Science, Education, and Ethics, these stimulating essays provide invaluable insight into the teaching and practice of science.
Categories: Science

Forensic Nursing Science E Book

Forensic Nursing Science   E Book

... of Forensic Nursing Science, 8 Summary, 8 Resources, 8 References, 8 2
Lynch The Science of Forensic Nursing, 10 Theoretical Foundations, 10
Assumptions ...

Author: Virginia A. Lynch

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323066389

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 943

Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.
Categories: Medical

High Pressure Science and Technology

High Pressure Science and Technology

multiple detonations may be made by an extension of the theory for single
charges if certain 10-l l 10 assumptions are made [26]. Radius - m These are: (1)
that energy ...

Author: K. D. Timmerhaus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468474701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2078

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High pressure has become a basic variable in many areas of science and engineering. It extends from disciplines of geophysics and astrophysics through chemistry and physics to those of modern biology, electrical and chemical engineering. This breadth has been recognized for some time, but it was not until the early 1960's that an international group of scientists and engineers established the Association Internationale for Research and Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT) for bringing these various aspects of high pressure together at an international conference. The First AIRAPT International High Pressure Conference was held in 1965 in France and has been convened at approximately two to three year intervals since that time. The past four AIRAPT International High Pressure Conferences have been held in Germany, Scotland, Japan and the U.S.S.R. Since the first meeting of this kind, our understanding of high pressure behavior of physical systems has increased greatly.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Creating a Dialectical Social Science

Creating a Dialectical Social Science

The identification and verification of such assumptions are, in our view, at the
heart of strategic planning. We have found that individual policies not only differ
with regard to the detailed assumptions they make regarding stakeholders but
that ...

Author: I.I. Mitroff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400984691

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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The depth, intensity, and long-standing nature of the disagreements between differing schools of social thought renders more critical than ever the treatment of dialectical reasoning and its relationship to the social sciences. The nature of these disagreements are deeply rooted in fundamentally differing beliefs regarding, among many things: (1) the nature of man, (2) the role of theory versus data in constructing social theories, (3) the place and function of values versus facts in inquiry, etc. It has become more and more apparent that such fundamental differences cannot be resolved by surface appeals to rationality or to consensus. Such for it is precisely the definitions of appeals are doomed to failure 'rationality' and 'consensus' that are at odds. That is, different schools not only have different definitions of rationality and consensus but different notions regarding their place and function within a total system of inquiry. A dialectical treatment of conflicts is called for because such conflicts demand a method which is capable of recognizing first of all how deep they lie. Secondly, a method is demanded which is capable of appreciating that the various sides of the conflict fundamentally depend on one another for their very existence; they depend, in other words, on one another not 'in spite of' their opposition but precisely 'because of' it.
Categories: Social Science

Questioning Nineteenth Century Assumptions about Knowledge I

Questioning Nineteenth Century Assumptions about Knowledge  I

... forth within Nazi Germany and in fact within the ten-year period before that.
This science is totally discredited now, because we believe in the preservation of
human beings as a kind of end in itself. But if we do change the value
assumptions ...

Author: Richard E. Lee

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438433929

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A provocative survey of interdisciplinary challenges to the concept of determinism.
Categories: Social Science

When Marxists Do Research

When Marxists Do Research

... 70 – 84 , 154 – 55 10 ; assumptions about science , and class , 10 ;
assumptions about science , definition , 10 ; assumptions about science , and
politics , 10 ; on class and science , 114 ; epistemological assumptions , 7 , 15 ,
48 – 52 ; and ...

Author: Pauline M. Vaillancourt

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015010930140

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Professor Vaillancourt has written an unique introductory volume designed to assist non-Marxist scholars and students to understand and evaluate Marxist inquiry. In clear, straightforward language, the author identifies and examines the research of four of the most important contemporary Marxist currents--structuralists, philosophics, materialists, and deductivists. Marxist research-relevant assumptions about epistemology, methodology, and science are scrutinized along with how each of the various Marxist groups goes about conducting research in terms of contemporary social science norms. Examples are offered of how the respective groups' epistemology and methodological assumptions influence their choice of a research strategy and its associated research techniques. The value and utility of the results of Marxist inquiry for defending knowledge claims and producing reasoned policy are also explained.
Categories: Social Science

Science Libraries in the Self Service Age

Science Libraries in the Self Service Age

Top ten assumptions for the future of academic libraries and librarians: a report
from the ACRL research committee, Association of College and Research
Libraries (ACRL). C&RL News 68 (4), 240À246. Sanburn, J., 2011. Ten
Companies that ...

Author: Alvin Hutchinson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081020340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Science Libraries in the Self Service Age: Developing New Services, Targeting New Users suggests ways in which libraries can remain relevant to their institution. This book describes the myriad of new services and user communities which science librarians have recently incorporated into their routines. Where applicable, the book focuses on both researcher needs and the simple economics that emphasize the need for new service development. Science librarians will have to adapt to changing behaviors and needs if they want to remain a part of their organization’s future. As this trend has hastened science librarians to develop new services, many of them aimed at audiences or user groups which had not typically used the library, this book provides timely tactics on which to build a cohesive plan. Provides a list of practical, targeted services which science librarians can implement Presents unified topics previously only dealt with separately (data management services, scholarly communication, digital preservation, etc.) Considers economic and resource issues in developing new services Written by an experienced librarian at a global institution
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Jonas views the theme of modern science and technology as the major ethical
challenge of contemporary society ... From these assumptions Jonas draws his
conclusion that man has a religious and ethical responsibility to nature and to ...

Author: Joseph P. Hester

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786414197

Category: Reference

Page: 285

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Examines issues surrounding the place of the Ten Commandments in American society and their application in secular law, covering such issues as the separation of church and state, capital punishment, and prayer in public schools.
Categories: Reference

Proceedings of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs

Proceedings of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs

NUCLEAR WAR Large expenditures and elaborate plans for the civil defence of
populations during a nuclear war have tended to convince increasing numbers
that ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105007344281

Category: Disarmament


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Categories: Disarmament

Proceedings of the Thirty first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs Banff Alberta Canada 28 August 2 September 1981

Proceedings of the Thirty first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs  Banff  Alberta  Canada  28 August 2 September 1981

The Search for Peace in a World in Crisis Pugwash Conference on Science and
World Affairs (31st : 1981 : Banff, Alta.) E. Chivian ( USA ) TEN ASSUMPTIONS

Author: Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (31st : 1981 : Banff, Alta.)

Publisher: London : The Conference

ISBN: UCAL:B3892606

Category: Disarmament

Page: 339

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Categories: Disarmament

A Determination of the Relative Consistency and Concordance of Student Science Interest Responses by Utilizing Paired and Triad Stimulus Comparison Inventories

A Determination of the Relative Consistency and Concordance of Student Science Interest Responses by Utilizing Paired and Triad Stimulus Comparison Inventories

The investigators found a high level of student interest in each of the ten a priori
science categories used in the development of the inventory . basis of the
inventory ... All the studies which ranked categories used a common assumption .

Author: Glenn Allen Palmer


ISBN: WISC:89010876753

Category: Science

Page: 218

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Categories: Science

An Insider s View of Sexual Science Since Kinsey

An Insider s View of Sexual Science Since Kinsey

These assumptions about the nature of human beings have been largely ignored
in sexual science. I felt that examining this particular assumption could be of
great value, so about ten years ago I did a pilot study with a few of my large

Author: Ira L. Reiss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742546535

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 155

Ira Reiss presents to those interested in the work of sexual science a view of this field. The text provides a personal account of the author's experiences in sexual science that helps the reader understand many of the major issues that confront those insexual science.
Categories: Social Science

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 1993

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 1993

Thanks to the absence of Contraction for linear assumptions, it is impossible to
prove (A) H A & A; disappointingly, ten ... 4.2 Unlimited resources A linear
assumption, (A), can be thought of as supplying exactly one occurrence of A,
while an ...

Author: Andrzej M. Borzyszkowski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540571825

Category: Mathematics

Page: 786

View: 168

This volume contains the proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS '93, held in Gdansk, Poland, August-September 1993. The MFCS symposia, organized annually in Poland and the former Czechoslovakia since 1972, have a long and well-established tradition. Over the years they have served as a meeting ground for specialists from all branches of theoretical computer science, in particular - algorithms and complexity, automata theory and theory of languages, - concurrent, distributed and real-time systems, - the theory of functional, logic and object-oriented programming, - lambda calculus and type theory, - semantics and logics of programs, and others. The volume contains 12 invitedlectures and 56 contributed papers selected from 133 submissions.
Categories: Mathematics

The Art and Science of Technology Transfer

The Art and Science of Technology Transfer

10. Valuing. the. Technology. You cannot do a valuation until you know what you
are going to use it for. Valuations are always a guesstimate. We have to make
assumptions, if only because we are projecting revenue and expense streams
that ...

Author: Phyllis L. Speser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118428931

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 384

Praise for The Art & Science of Technology Transfer "Phyl Speser's personality comes across in the text-complicated, intrigued, highly rational, insightful, rich in context, and fun. She had me smiling throughout. This work represents the next chapter of the technology transfer profession's development, where it will be all about getting to market with a studied awareness of value. Phyl gives us the tools to get there with a great read, just the focus we are needing in the profession." —Jill A. Tarzian Sorensen, JDExecutive Director, Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer, The Johns Hopkins University "Phyl Speser is one of the pioneers in developing the modern practice of technology transfer and in The Art & Science of Technology Transfer, she shares her experiences and philosophy in a well-written, highly readable book that is packed with case studies of both success and failure." —Ashley Stevens, Director, Office of Technology Transfer, Boston University "This readable book is a must for anyone wanting to look at the technology transfer process from a novel viewpoint. Rather than just recite the nuts and bolts of the process, it illustrates theoretical concepts with real world, practical examples. Any reader will come away with new and useful ways of looking at, and doing, this business." —Kenneth H. Levin, PHD, Deputy DirectorUniversity of Chicago Office of Technology & Intellectual Property (UCTech) "An amazing compendium of philosophy, science, and practical experience that converge to form, literally, the art and science of technology transfer. On any given page, you may find a quote from Plato, a mathematical formula, an intriguing anecdote by the author, or a practical 'how-to' statement. It's written in a very engaging style that keeps you turning from page to page . . . there's enough material in this book to launch a college course on Technology Transfer-nothing is left out!" —David Snyder, Vice President-Technology Commercialization Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) "This is an excellent introduction to sorting out the complex world of technology transfer, eminently useful to both practitionersand students. The text is thorough, filled with the practical examples, details, and guidelines useful to learn and practice this often-arcane subject, while never losing sight of an overarching paradigm for getting new technology out of the lab and into the market. I am certain that other teachers will find it as valuable as I have." —Lawrence Aronhime, Faculty Associate and Lecturer, The Johns Hopkins University, 2005 recipient Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award "A clear and entertaining presentation of the complexities of technology transfer and intellectual property, this book provides usable, practical information to students and practitioners on every page. The Art & Science of Technology Transfer provides a well-crafted immersion in the processes and practices of moving ideas into the marketplace." —Phil Weilerstein, Executive Director,National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)
Categories: Law

Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering

Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering

10. BULLENSEE. ASSUMPTIONS. Werner Brinker CEO, EWE AG, Oldenburg,
Germany Keynote The global energy sector ... has sought to push the debate
forward at the political and scientific levels with its ten “BULLENSEE

Author: Jorge Marx Gómez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540713357

Category: Science

Page: 598

View: 577

Increasing environmental concerns demand interdisciplinary approaches enabling engineers, natural scientists, economists and computer scientists to work together. Information technology is vital to all scientists involved in environmental engineering, covering modeling and simulation, information systems, formal methods and data processing techniques, tools and measurement techniques. This book presents the proceedings of the ITEE 07 conference, where new concepts as well as practical applications and experiences in environmental engineering were presented and discussed.
Categories: Science

Caring in Nursing Classics

Caring in Nursing Classics

Assumptions, hypotheses, a conceptual framework to guide inquiry, and
principles and guidelines form the ... The intent of this federal program was to
infuse nursing with the scientific traditions of other fields by immersing their
scholars in doctoral studies in these fields. ... in this volume) Eleven assumptions
and ten theoretical statements or hypotheses form the foundations of transcultural
caring theory.

Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826171122

Category: Medical

Page: 532

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"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact [email protected] to request this content)
Categories: Medical