The Heart of Nursing: Attentive Listening and Serving Stories

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Book Chapter

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This book chapter was originally published as:

Rickett, C., Race, P., & Smedley, A. (2016). The heart of nursing: Attentive listening and serving stories. In K. Vaidya (Ed.), Nursing for the curious: Why study nursing?(pp. 1-7). Canberra, Australia: The Curious Academic.

ISBN: 9781-925128-03-1


111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified| 130103 Higher Education| 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy| 200101 Communication Studies

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How to be an effective nurse? What “night side of life” looks like? Why relational skills are important? What patients indicate is important? The authors answer these and other questions in this book chapter and assure you that, “by choosing a career in nursing, you are committing to this ultimate goal of generating mutual trust, understanding and respect between yourself and your patient”.


Due to copyright restrictions this book chapter is unavailable for download.

Nursing for the curious: Why study nursing?may be accessed from the publisher here.

Students and Staff of Avondale College may access Nursing for the curious: Why study nursing? from Avondale College Library ().

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