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Journal of Nursing : Caring



  • The Cost of Caring
    Julie Givens RN, BSN Cynthia Bain MSN, RN, CNE
    Nurses care for individuals when they are most vulnerable and often serve as emotional outlets. It is this deep caring that can lead to nurses becoming burnt out or developing vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, or compassion fatigue. Awareness of these phenomena and methods of prevention needs to be increased throughout the profession. This includes teaching nursing students as they begin having interactions with patients in the clinical setting.
    Tags: cost, caring
  • Do We Really Know Who Our Patients Are?
    Maureen Kroning RN EdD
    The profession of nursing has become so task orientated that we often forget to ask, "Who is our patient? ”What was their life like prior to becoming ill?" With advances in technology and the business atmosphere of healthcare nurses are often not able to provide patients with one of the most fundamental core competencies of nursing, caring.
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