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Healing Through Communication
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Healing Through Communication
The Practice of Caring


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Health Communication

June 1993 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Montgomery offers a theory of caring, grounded in both clinical practice and theory, that advances caring as an intrinsic part of nursing. Demonstrating the depth and complexity of caring communication, she describes the qualities and behavioural manifestations needed to communicate caring to the patient, while admitting the emotional risks facing caregivers. A model is presented which describes the support necessary within the health care system to sustain this level of communication and to help caregivers cope with these emotional demands.
 
Introduction
The Investigation of Caring

 
 
PART ONE: THE CONCEPT OF CARING
 
Putting the Caring Back into Health Care
 
Theoretical Foundations of Caring
 
PART TWO: THE THEORY OF CARING
 
Caring Begins With the Caregiver
Predispositional Qualities of the Caregiver

 
 
Caring in Action
Behavioral Qualities

 
 
Caring Unfolds With the Client
Relational Qualities

 
 
Caring is Contextual
The Health-Care Environment

 
 
The Distinct Nature of a Professional Caring Involvement
 
PART THREE: THE EFFECTS OF CARING
 
The Transformative Effects of Caring
 
The Emotional Risks of Caring
 
Coping With the Emotional Demands of Caring
 
Implications for Practice and Education

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