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Teaching Caring Within the Context of Health

Gramling, Lou PhD, RN; Nugent, Katherine PhD, RN

Nurse Educator:

Changes in the delivery of healthcare have created an environment viewed as uncaring to both the patient and healthcare providers. Thus teaching concepts of health and caring becomes a priority for nurse educators. The authors discuss how caring can be taught in the context of health. Specifically, they describe a teaching method which was aimed at sensitizing students to Allen's model of health and Watson's carative factors.

Author Information

Lou Gramling, PhD, RN, Clinical Instructor, University of South Carolina-Aiken,

Katherine Nugent, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, School of Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia.

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