Friday, February 18, 2011

A Contemporary Nursing Process: The (un)bearable Weight of Knowing in Nursing

Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
1 edition - 15 April 2009
Paperback: 552 pages
ISBN-10: 0826125786
ISBN-13: 978-0826125781
"A Contemporary Nursing Process" re-envisions the practice of nursing by configuring caring in terms of the person the nurse cares for. Locsin and Purnell stress the importance of knowing the patient, and differentiating the person from the disease. This text addresses this highly relevant issue and provides a wealth of insight on how to care for the patient on a personal level, while still professionally administering clinical treatment. Chapters of this text discuss: how to appreciate persons as participants in their care, rather than as objects of care; the ideal of care versus the practical demands of care; technological advancements shaping human life and nursing; and, the consequences of 'not knowing' the patient on a personal level. 

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