The Practical, Moral, and Personal Sense of Nursing: A Phenomenological Philosophy of Practice / Edition 1

The Practical, Moral, and Personal Sense of Nursing: A Phenomenological Philosophy of Practice / Edition 1

by Anne H. Bishop, John R. Scudder Jr., John R. Scudder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791402525

ISBN-13: 9780791402528

Pub. Date: 09/01/1990

Publisher: State University of New York Press

The Practical, Moral, and Personal Sense of Nursing is the first explicitly philosophical articulation in English of the essence of nursing from a phenomenological perspective. The authors interpret nursing as competencies and excellences that are exercised in an “in-between” situation characteristic of nursing practice (the practical sense) which fosters

Overview

The Practical, Moral, and Personal Sense of Nursing is the first explicitly philosophical articulation in English of the essence of nursing from a phenomenological perspective. The authors interpret nursing as competencies and excellences that are exercised in an “in-between” situation characteristic of nursing practice (the practical sense) which fosters the well-being of patients (the moral sense) within the nurse-patient relationship (the personal sense). This directly challenges the current tendency to reconstruct nursing by using theories drawn from the behavioral and natural sciences, and shows why nursing must be reformed from within. Bishop and Scudder stress the use of phenomenology to articulate an actual practice, showing the unique capacity of phenomenology to illuminate actual situations and to generate fresh understandings of old problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791402528
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
185
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. The Practical Sense of Nursing

3. The Human Sense of Health Care

4. The Sense of Nursing: Applied Science or Practical Human Science?

5. Nursing and Philosophy of Practice

6. The Moral Sense in Nursing Practice

7. The Moral Sense and Nursing Ethics

8. The Personal Sense of Nursing

9. Conclusion

References

Index

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