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The nature of suffering and the goals of nursing

Author: Betty Ferrell; Nessa Coyle
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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"The essence of nursing care continually exposes nurses to suffering. Although they bear witness to the suffering of others, their own suffering is less frequently exposed. This slim volume attempts to give voice to the suffering that nurses witness in patients, families, colleagues, and themselves. By making this suffering visible, the authors wish to honor it and to learn from it."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ferrell, Betty.
Nature of suffering and the goals of nursing.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007034156
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Ferrell; Nessa Coyle
ISBN: 9780199715589 0199715580 9780199999910 0199999910 9786612543883 6612543884
OCLC Number: 669511583
Description: 1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Suffering and the practice of nursing --
Ethical and theological perspectives on the nature of suffering and the goals of nursing --
Contextual analysis of patient suffering --
The suffering of nurses --
What is the nature of suffering and the goals of nursing.
Responsibility: Betty R. Ferrell, Nessa Coyle.
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