The Art of Nursing

A Practical Introduction

By

  • Carolyn Cooper, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Using rich nursing narratives from practicing nurses as well as scholarly conceptual sources, this book paints a vivid picture of the diversity and richness embodied in the artful practice of nursing. These stories illustrate the forms of knowledge used by nurses and demonstrate essential nursing concepts, such as care, spirituality, presence, compassion, self-care, and advocacy. Readers will also examine obstacles that can interfere with their successful performance as a nurse and discover ways of overcoming these challenges.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2000
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-22890-9


Contents

WHAT NURSES KNOW · Acquiring Nursing Knowledge · Personal Knowledge · Ethical Knowledge · THE ART OF NURSING · Caring for Patients · Advocacy for Patients · Advocacy for Populations · Supporting Spirituality · Response of Compassion · The Presence of the Nurse · Caring for Oneself