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By Carol Leppanen Montgomery First Edition, 1993 Sage Publications 2455 Teller Road Newbury Park, CA 91320 148 pages, soft cover, $17.95
Focusing on the human element of patient care is the purpose of this well-written and insightful text. It examines the complexity and depth of character needed by practitioners who use not only their clinical expertise, but also their hearts, to heal. The author offers a theory of caring grounded in clinical practice and makes the caring-healing relationship a primary focus in the basic education of nursing professionals.
This qualitative research study involved input from 45 health professionals. The text is divided into …