Nursing as informed caring for the well-being of others

Image J Nurs Sch. 1993 Winter;25(4):352-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1993.tb00271.x.


Assumptions about four main phenomena of concern to nursing (persons/clients, health/well-being, environments and nursing) are presented and an elaboration is made of the structure of a theory of caring. The issues that arise when nursing is viewed as "informed caring for the well-being of others is also examined."

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence
  • Empathy*
  • Humans
  • Models, Nursing
  • Nurse-Patient Relations*
  • Nursing Care*
  • Nursing Process
  • Nursing Theory
  • Patient Advocacy