Care : what nurses say and what nurses do

Warelow, P., Edward, K. and Vinek, J. 2008, Care : what nurses say and what nurses do, Holistic nursing practice, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 146-153.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Care : what nurses say and what nurses do
Author(s) Warelow, P.
Edward, K.
Vinek, J.
Journal name Holistic nursing practice
Volume number 22
Issue number 3
Start page 146
End page 153
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2008-05
ISSN 0887-9311
Keyword(s) nursing as a profession
nursing practice
nursing theory
sex factors
Watson's theory of caring
Summary Caring is neither simply a set of attitudes or theories, nor does it comprise all that nurses do. Nursing care is determined by the way nurses use knowledge and skills to appreciate the uniqueness of the person they are caring for (changing the care noun into a caring verb). The purpose of this article is to present a range of contemporary nurse theorists' ideas on caring and to examine these ideas using the backdrop of nursing as practiced in both Australia and Canada to demonstrate a range of national and international similarities and theoretical beliefs. Caring relationships set up the conditions of trust that enable the one receiving the care to accept the help offered, underpinning the nurse-patient relationship or the therapeutic relationship. Caring is always specific and relational such as that found in the nurse-patient relationship. We believe that caring theory has much to offer nursing practice worldwide. Caring must be considered in the caring context because the nature of the caring relationship is central to most nursing interventions. Nurses need to be able to actually practice caring rather than just theorize about it-using caring theories to inform their practice.
Notes Cover date : May-June 2008
Language eng
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 20 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 514 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Fri, 14 Aug 2009, 13:49:37 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact