Caring in Nursing Presented by : Nick Kurek Objectives
Explore caring in nursing Provide an opportunity for self-assessment, self-awareness, & self-reflection Cognitively reflect upon the importance of caring for ourselves so we can care for others
Realize that we will be the recipient of nursing care Caring is inherent to Nursing
What is Caring? The Free Dictionary (2002) defines caring: Caring is a feeling and
exhibiting concern and empathy for others; showing or having compassion.
Merrill et al (2012) state, Caring is the heart and artistry of nursing so understanding what actions, attitudes, and
behaviors convey caring is essential to good practice (p.36). Caring behaviors
Vance (2003) states the top ten caring behaviors are: Attentive listening Patience
Touch Comforting Responsibility
Providing information so the patient can make an informed decision
Calling the patient Sensitivity Honesty Respect
Clukey et al (2009) found that the dominant behavior identified as being caring was explaining what was going on
and interpreting medical jargon and further stated that appearing hurried and abrupt was noted as a behavior that was not
caring(p.73). Rhodes, Morris, & Lazenby (2011) concluded that
competence and caring are interrelated and advocate for the image of nurses to become that of competent and
intelligent caregivers. Self Care Jean Watson
Madeleine Leininger Adeline Falk-Rafael
Maslows Hierarchy Sooner or later
References Chinn, P. (January 9, 2013). ANS: Advances in Nursing Science blog: Critical caring model update. Retrieved from: http://ansjournalblog.com/2013/01/09/critical-caring-model-update/ Clukey, L., Hayes, J., Merrill, A., & Curtis, D. (2009). Helping the
understand: Nurses caring behaviors as perceived by family members of trauma patients. Journal of Trauma Nursing 16(2) pp. 7381. Falk-Rafael, A. (2005). Advancing nursing theory through theory-guided practice: The emergence of a critical caring perspective. Advances in Nursing Science 28(1) pp.38-49.
Have Fun Teaching. (2012). Caring song remix. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTWmwCopTUo Lachman, V. D. (2012). Applying the ethics of caring to your nursing practice. MEDSURG Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health 21(2) pp.1126.
References Merrill, A.S., Hayes, J.S., Clukey, L., & Curtis, D. (2012). Do they really care? How trauma patients perceive nurses caring behaviors. Journal of Trauma Nursing 19 (1) pp. 33-7. Rhodes, M.K., Morris, A.H., & Lazenby, R. B. (2011). Nursing at its best:
Competent and caring. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 16(2). Retrieved from: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/745298 Stamm, B.H. (2009). Professional quality of life: compassion satisfaction and fatigue version 5 (ProQOL). Retrieved from: http://www.socialwork.buffalo.edu/students/self-care/documents/measu
res/Compassion_Satisfaction_and_Fatigue_-_ Stamm_2009.pdf The Free Dictionary. (2002). Definition of caring. Retrieved from: http:// www.thefreedictionary.com/caring Vance, T. (2003). Caring and the professional practice of nursing.
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