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Caring theory: a framework for advanced practice nursing

Nelson-Marten, P., Hecomovich K, Pangle M ...see all

Advanced practice nursing quarterly, vol. 4, issue 1 (1998) pp. 70-77

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This article provides a brief review of Watson's theory of caring and demonstrates its usefulness as a framework for advanced practice nursing. Two case studies, a recently diagnosed patient who is positive for the human immunodeficiency virus and a patient terminally ill with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, are reviewed using the carative factors as a model for providing holistic, patient-focused nursing care. The value of this exercise lies in the demonstration of the applicability of caring theory as a framework for both symptom management and palliative nursing care.

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  • *empathy
  • *nurse patient relationship
  • *nurse practitioner
  • *nursing theory
  • adult
  • article
  • case report
  • female
  • holistic nursing
  • human
  • humanism
  • male
  • palliative therapy
  • psychological aspect

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  • K. Nelson-Marten, P., Hecomovich

  • M. Pangle

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