Watson’s Caring in the Digital World


Watson’s Caring in the Digital World is a workbook for those teaching Caring online and engaged in a digital world.

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A Guide for Caring when Interacting, Teaching, and Learning in Cyberspace

Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

Publish date:  October 21, 2016

This innovative text, built on the foundations of Watson’s Caring Science, demonstrates how nursing professionals can develop virtual relationships that encompass caring and understanding in professional, teaching/learning, and everyday cyber communications. It describes how caring and love can transcend distance, space, and time in our increasingly virtual world to preserve the basic fabric of humanity as we physically interact less and electronically interact more. Straightforward and concise, the text offers specific practices for teachers, students, and professionals to support caring in a digital world, along with practical examples that enable readers to envision ways to create their own caring online presence.

The text provides examples of initiatives aimed at establishing ongoing intent to care on levels ranging from personal to global. Included are a variety of educational activities that rely on digital resources to facilitate interaction, collaboration, learning, and connection. Learning objectives and knowledge-check questions in each chapter reinforce information, and a corresponding MOOC and other free professional online trainings are available to readers to augment study.

Key Features:

~ Built on Watson’s Caring Science and expanded through Sitzman’s research
~ Contains specific information and practical examples for faculty, students, and professionals who interact online
~ Provides examples of online caring initiatives from personal to global
~ Validated by seven research studies and extensive online experience of the authors