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Being Human: ordinariness in nursing

Nursing depends on human interaction. Usually the nurse/patient relationship is meaningful: sometimes it is therapeutic and occasionally both parties know it is quite special. This book shows that nurses are very effective when they transcend the limitations of the prescriptive professional role and can "be themselves" in the clinical situation. Based on a study describing the day-to-day experiences of nurses and patients in a nursing unit, this book shows nursing practice to be at its finest - and at its most ordinary. It records clinicians allowing themselves to be human to enhance the humanity of others.

Published: Lismore, N.S.W; Southern Cross University Press: 2000

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