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Keywords:

  • caring;
  • emotional work;
  • empathy;
  • gynaecological nursing

Summary

  • In this paper the author briefly reviews the concept of caring
  • Emphasis is given to the emotional component and its management in caring relationships. This is illustrated with reference to a study of gynaecological nursing.
  • Analysis of nurses' perceptions and experiences revealed situations particularly relevant to empathy and emotional work in caring for gynaecological patients.