Journal of Professional Nursing
A Moment of Nursing: A Case Study
Maurice Drake, NZRN, BHSc(Nsg), Manakau City
Reference: Drake, M. (1993). A Moment of Nursing: A Case Study. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 8(1), 35-39.
What is nursing? According to Chinn and Kramer (1991) nursing is generally seen as a helping process with its primary focus on interpersonal interactions between a nurse and another individual. They identify some common elements in nursing, such as ideas about the nature of nursing, the person, health, society and environment. However, I believe that when nurses say what their nursing really is and means to them, it moves out of these boundaries and becomes a very personal, subjective and self-defined concept.