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Beauty

Mark Lazenby.

in Caring Matters Most

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 4736 words.

Being alive is beautiful. The habit of beauty is seeing patients’ aliveness and seeking to restore or promote it, even as patients are dying. Injury, not ugliness, is the opposite of...

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Being Good to Ourselves

Mark Lazenby.

in Caring Matters Most

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 3274 words.

Nurses face difficulties—very sick and dying patients, long and exhausting shifts, and challenging relationships with other health care providers, among other difficulties. They can be good...

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Being Grateful

Mark Lazenby.

in Caring Matters Most

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 2396 words.

Nurses face difficulties. Nurses make mistakes. Nurses deal with challenging situations. All this can focus nurses on that which is not good. However, being grateful brings one into the...

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Caring Matters Most

Mark Lazenby.

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 176 pages.

Through an exploration of the ethical nature of nursing, Caring Matters Most asserts that the act of nursing itself embodies goodness. Nurses can develop this goodness, or moral character,...

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The Challenge of Unreasonable Demands

Mark Lazenby.

in Caring Matters Most

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 2886 words.

The work of nursing places on nurses demands that sometimes are unreasonable. Low nurse-to-patient ratios, demanding patients, busy clinics—all of these put pressure on nurses. This...

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Creating a Civil Community

Mark Lazenby.

in Caring Matters Most

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 2862 words.

Bullying, also known as horizontal workplace violence, is pervasive in the nursing community. The nursing community must respond by creating a civil community. A civil community is one in...

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Imagination

Mark Lazenby.

in Caring Matters Most

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 3579 words.

Virginia Henderson’s classic definition of nursing, known as the unique function of the nurse, trades on the nurse imagining what patients would do for themselves to restore or promote...

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The Moral Character of Nursing

Mark Lazenby.

in Caring Matters Most

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 3624 words.

Ethics in nursing is in the profession’s moral character, not in a set of bioethical principles. This moral character lies in the profession’s nature as a caring profession. It lies in the...

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Presence

Mark Lazenby.

in Caring Matters Most

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 1665 words.

The habit of presence is practicing being in the presence of another person. To be in the presence of another person is to acknowledge that person’s personhood. To acknowledge personhood,...

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Space

Mark Lazenby.

in Caring Matters Most

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Medical Skills; Clinical Medicine. 3003 words.

Patients present to nurses in the places of care, most often in industrial places such as hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, schools, birthing centers, and sometimes homes....

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