Caring: a patient’s perspective

Cox, C. L. (2012). Caring: a patient’s perspective. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 10(2), p. 5.

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Abstract

The author discusses the varied definitions of 'caring,' and highlights her experience of being in the hospital for surgery for a bowel obstruction, peritonitis and sepsis. She explains the changes in her perspectives on caring, from when she was a nursing student and after she began practicing. The author states that her hospitalization made her realize that nurses can convey a sense of 'caring' by being with a patient, rather than just doing the tasks assigned to them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Adult Nursing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2352

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