Inaugural lecture delivered on 22 October 1987 at King's College, University of London.
Nursing values: exploring the clichés*
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 13, Issue 6, pages 790–796, November 1988
How to Cite
Wilson-Barnett, J. (1988), Nursing values: exploring the clichés. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 13: 790–796. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1988.tb00571.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 28 November 1987
Many fundamental values underpin the practice of nursing and, in an inaugural address to nurses and those in other disciplines, it seemed appropriate to explore values which have special relevance to nursing. If future research and practice are to exploit these values, they must be explained and understood. To that end the concept of holistic care, individualized care and practical care are discussed. Nursing research, which demonstrates their relevance to patients' needs during recovery, is then briefly reviewed. Throughout this paper differences in focus between nursing and medicine are highlighted in order to promote complementarity between the professions.