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Caring: a patient’s perspective

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


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.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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