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Authors

  1. Merrill, Alison S. PhD, RN
  2. Hayes, Janice S. PhD, RN
  3. Clukey, Lory PhD, RN
  4. Curtis, Denise MSN, FNP

Abstract

Applying the theory of Nursing as Caring can help the nurse provide care that is perceived as caring by moderately to severely injured trauma patients. The Caring Behaviors Inventory was administered in a 1-to-1 interview format to hospitalized trauma patients in a level 2 trauma center. Nurses were positively perceived in their caring behaviors with some variation based on gender and ethnicity. The modified Caring Behaviors Inventory is quick to use and is reliable and valid.