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Caring Behaviors Among Nurses: Fostering a Conversation of Gestures

Godkin, Jennie; Godkin, Lynn

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Abstract: Caring behaviors have been shown to financially benefit business in general and the health care industry in particular. Nursing presence is a concept representative of caring behaviors within the nursing profession. This article suggests a means through which nursing presence might be identified and taught. Patients may, as a result, increasingly view their assigned nurses as caring in attitude and behavior.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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