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Keywords

caring, correlation, nursing practice, nursing profession, nursing science

 

Authors

  1. Meadows, Rita MSN, FNP, APRN, BC

Abstract

"Can caring be taught?" is a question that spurs an emotional debate among nurses and leads to further questions: Is nursing science overshadowed by caring in nursing practice? Is the scientific basis of the nursing profession overlooked as a result of the emphasis of caring in nursing? Is it a logical fallacy to assume a correlation between nursing science and caring? Can nursing science or caring alone provide the basis of nursing practice? Further investigation is necessary into the depth of caring and its impact on nursing science and practice.