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Caring Behaviors Among Nurses: Fostering a Conversation of Gestures

Godkin, Jennie; Godkin, Lynn

Health Care Management Review:
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Abstract

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.

Author Information

Jennie Godkin, MSN, RN, is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas and Assistant Professor of Nursing in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Nursing, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. E-mail: godkinjl@hal.lamar.edu

Lynn Godkin, PhD, is Professor of Management in the College of Business, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. E-mail: godkinrl@hal.lamar.edu

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