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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
caring, care of the sick, nurse and patient, patient attitudes
Objectives identified for this study are:
1. To determine behaviors that hospitalized patients identify manifestations of caring by the nurse.
2. To analyze data from patient interviews for patterns and themes of caring behaviors of the nurse.
3. To determine patients’ feelings generated by the nurse’s caring behavior.
4. To organize patients’ descriptions of feelings into common themes and categorize according to their meaning.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Care of the sick
Nurse and patient
Patients -- Attitudes
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1991 Becky Nelson. All rights reserved
Nelson, Becky, "Caring: The Essence of Nursing a Study of Patients' Perceptions of Caring Behaviors of the Nurse" (1991). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 770.