The emotional work of caring, with a focus on gynaecological nursing

Authors

  • ANNE MCQUEEN BA, MSc, MPhil, RGN, SCM, RCNT, NT

    1. Lecturer, Department of Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, Adam Ferguson Building, 40 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LL, UK
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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.

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