The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing

The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing

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This is the first book to approach the concept of suffering from the perspective of nurses. The concept is of central importance in the growing field of palliative care and has special meaning for nurses who are intimately involved in caring for people experiencing serious illness or nearing the end of life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.68 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 black & white illustrations
  • 0195333128
  • 9780195333121
  • 1,044,047

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This wonderful book should be part of the standard curriculum for all nursing schools...a remarkable book...a reminder that dispensing pills and hanging IV bags are the things that get us to the bedside, but the truly important part of our work is what we do once we are there - honoring and supporting the suffering patient. * Doody's Notes * This slim volume, written by two experts in oncology and end-of-life nursing care who need no introduction, is a real gem. * Palliatve Care, Book of the Month *show more

Table of contents

1. Suffering and the Practice of Nursing ; 2. Ethical and Theological Perspectives on the Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing ; 3. Contextual Analysis of Patient Suffering ; 4. The Suffering of Nurses ; 5. What is the Nature of Suffering and What are the Goals of Nursingshow more

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