ISBN-10:
0791443809
ISBN-13:
9780791443804
Pub. Date:
11/18/1999
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Philosophy of Nursing: A New Vision for Health Care / Edition 1

Philosophy of Nursing: A New Vision for Health Care / Edition 1

by Janice M. Brencick, Glenn A. Webster

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Overview

Employs philosophy to help illuminate the nature of nursing and provide a holistic view of both nursing and persons.

Using the philosophical lens of universality and singularity in combination with nursing practice, Janice M. Brencick and Glenn A. Webster explore the complex relationship between science and technology, on the one hand, and the care of unique and complex individuals on the other. Through carefully crafted conversations between a nurse and many respected philosophers from Plato to Whitehead, the book reflects on spirituality, caring, and God or the One. The authors’ unique perspectives—Brencick is a nursing clinician; Webster, a philosopher—provide a profound and fascinating look at the modern health care system and a new vision for health care in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791443804
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 11/18/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Janice M. Brencick is Clinical Instructor of Nursing at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Glenn A. Webster is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1
Introduction

Chapter 2
Narrative

Chapter 3
Universality and Singularity in Nursing Practice As Illuminated by Imaginary Discussions with Greek, Medieval, and Early Modern Philosophers

Chapter 4
Universality and Singularity in Nursing Practice As Illuminated by Imaginary Discussions with Modern and Contemporary Philosophers

Chapter 5
From Jean Watson's Theory of Caring to a Philosophy of Caring

Chapter 6
A Philosophy of Nursing

Chapter 7
Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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