This paper provides an hermeneutic analysis of comforting as it applies in critical care nursing practice.
Comforting emerged as an important phenomenon of an Heideggerian phenomenological study of the lifeworld of eight critical care nurses (Walters, 1992, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation).
This study described three other themes :
Focusing, balancing and being busy.
It also provides an ontologic description of critical care nursing practice.
Comforting is described with reference to the following foci : providing support to the patient, relief from pain, relief from anxiety, communicating, using touch, facing death, comforting family and friends and supporting other nursing staff.
Mots-clés Pascal : Personnel sanitaire, Infirmier, Rôle professionnel, Pratique professionnelle, Soin, Nursing, Relation soignant soigné, Support social, Communication, Interaction sociale, Adulte, Consolation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff, Nurse, Occupational role, Professional practice, Care, Nursing, Health staff patient relation, Social support, Communication, Social interaction, Adult, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.