The core business of caring: A nursing oxymoron?

Linda Shields

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Nursing has always regarded caring as its core business. The historical record about caring in nursing is non-specific, and little direct evidence exists about caring as part of nursing. Caring is not restricted to nursing, is possibly influenced by public perceptions of nursing, and can be subverted for maleficent ends. This paper discusses these points, and then moves to explain how caring fares in the Australian health care system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Early online date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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