Journal of Professional Nursing

Care: A Superior Ideal For Nursing

Christine Wilson, RGON, BA, Dip. Soc. Sci. (Nursing), MCNANZ, Lecturer Whitiria Polytechnic

Reference:  Wilson,C. (1994). Care: A Superior Ideal For Nursing. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 9(1), 4-11.


At some time every nurse in New Zealand will have used the word ‘care’ or ‘caring’ to describe his or her daily work.  In 1989 more nurses claimed ‘care’ or ‘caring’ to be the most important part of their work than any other aspect of nursing (Walton, 1989:25).  

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