The Concept of Care In Nursing

Caring is considered the central core of nursing and is beneficial for both nurses and patients. As synonymous to nursing, caring is referenced in all text books, scientific articles, legal documents, ethical codes and is characterized as the main responsibility and ethical obligation of the nursing staff. Nevertheless, the meaning and concept of caring have not been clearly defined.

This research program aims to explore, from an international perspective, the meaning of care from the nurses and patients point of view and find common and shared definitions between these partners of caring. In addition, it aims to identify the relationship between nurse caring and patient satisfaction and to clarify the opinion of nurses and patients on individualized nurse caring. In this study, participants from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary and Italy unite their efforts in order to achieve the aims of the study.

It is out intention to regularly update this webpage with additional information, results and other relevant materials. We are open to any comments you may have concerning the research topic which may contribute to the further development and improvement of this project.

I welcome all to our webpage.

Dr. Evridiki Papastavrou

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Department of Nursing
Cyprus University of Technology
Tel. +35722001605
Email. e.papastavrou@cut.ac.cy

The Concept of Care In Nursing

Caring is considered the central core of nursing and is beneficial for both nurses and patients. As synonymous to nursing, caring is referenced in all text books, scientific articles, legal documents, ethical codes and is characterized as the main responsibility and ethical obligation of the nursing staff. Nevertheless, the meaning and concept of caring have not been clearly defined.

This research program aims to explore, from an international perspective, the meaning of care from the nurses and patients point of view and find common and shared definitions between these partners of caring. In addition, it aims to identify the relationship between nurse caring and patient satisfaction and to clarify the opinion of nurses and patients on individualized nurse caring. In this study, participants from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary and Italy unite their efforts in order to achieve the aims of the study.

It is out intention to regularly update this webpage with additional information, results and other relevant materials. We are open to any comments you may have concerning the research topic which may contribute to the further development and improvement of this project.

I welcome all to our webpage.

Dr. Evridiki Papastavrou

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Department of Nursing
Cyprus University of Technology
Tel. +35722001605
Email. e.papastavrou@cut.ac.cy