Peggy Chinn’s first pick of top human caring publications provides your weekend reading for today and many more weekends to come. Her choice, A Handbook for Caring Science: Expanding the Paradigm, is a comprehensive and current reference described in its Preface as an inclusive and broadly encompassing text – the encyclopedia, if you will – of Caring Science. Its 740 pages contain 50 chapters contributed by 65 distinguished authors divided into 10 pertinent sections. A reference to be sure.
In Peggy’s response to our request for publications, she commented: Any of several chapters deserve particular mention, but of course I would like for people to read my chapter on the ethic of caring – because it provides a summary of the “debate” published in ANS over a 10 year period that focused on the question: “Is there a unique nursing ethic, and what makes it unique?” — the conclusion of which is the nature of nursing’s caring ethic. In this chapter, I also give a “modest proposal” that connects nursing’s emancipatory interest with a nursing ethic of caring.
Do you have a copy The Handbook on your reference shelf? Have you skimmed through it or, dare we suggest, maybe even read all 740 pages? Do you have a favorite chapter or two or three? Leave your comments below.
See you at HCC2019.