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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing$
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Betty R. Ferrell and Nessa Coyle

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333121

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333121.001.0001

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Suffering and the Practice of Nursing

Suffering and the Practice of Nursing

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The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing
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Betty R. Ferrell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333121.003.0001

This chapter begins by telling the story of a night nurse who reduced a patient's suffering in a medical-surgical unit in a small Midwestern hospital. This case illustrates the nature of suffering and the goals of nursing. On one level, the story is a very simple narrative of a common situation. On another level, it is a rich and deep portrayal of the work of nursing delivered at one of the most poignant moments in the lives of a mother and her daughter. This deep and profound experience of suffering is the focus of this book. The rest of the chapter discusses Eric Cassell's foundational work on the nature of suffering, defines suffering, stresses the need for a unique analysis of nursing and suffering, and offers an overview of the content and approach to this book.

Keywords:   Eric Cassell, suffering, nursing

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