What Makes a Good Nurse: Why the Virtues Are Important for Nurses
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub | ISBN: 1843109328 | 2011 | PDF | 224 pages | 3.4 MB
In recent years, the human values at the heart of the nursing profession have been sidelined by an increased focus on evidence-based, target driven outcomes. They are in danger of becoming marginalised further precisely because that which nursing does best - providing care and helping individuals through the human trauma of illness - is difficult to measure, and therefore plays little, if any, part in official accounts of outcome measures for healthcare. Derek Sellman re-establishes the primacy of the virtues that underpin the practice of nursing to answer the question: what makes a good nurse?