Caritas in social work: one university’s paradigm shift
through the social construction of meaning.
Laura Gibson, PhD, MSW , Nancy Keeton, and Jennifer Alsman
Marilyn Younger Conley School of Social Work, Brescia University, Owensboro, Kentucky
Contributing author: Dr. Elaine Wright.
Edited by Jean Watson and Marie Clayton, a rich and diverse selection of narratives that exhibit the 10 Caritas Processes® inspiring growth and hope in what is happening every day in the field of Caring Science, strengthening our humanistic values.. This keepsake book contains a collection of lived out stories written by caregivers as they go about their day to day work, revealing a personal or professional truth/value system which in become exemplars of the Watson 10 Caritas Processes® – the core of the Theory of Human Caring. The collection in this book originated from participants taking a free online course entitled ‘Caring Science Mindful Practice’ facilitated by Kathleen Sitzman.