Professional Issues

Care, Compassion, and Communication in Professional Nursing: Art, Science, or Both

Guadalupe R. Palos

art of nursing, science of nursing, compassion, care, communication
CJON 2014, 18(2), 247-248. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.247-248

Debate continues as to whether nursing is a science, art, or a combination of the two. Given the recent growing emphasis in the current healthcare environment to deliver patient-centered care, the art of nursing and its impact on patient outcomes is being re-examined. The current article discusses a case narrative to provide a venue for self-reflection in nursing practice.

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