HEALTH BYTES: Authentic Caring

Authentic caring: Rediscover the essence of nursing

A myth exists in today's healthcare landscape that all forms of caring are equal. But authentic caring provides deeper meaning for both patients and nurses. It has a reciprocal nature; both the patient and nurse benefit.

Authentic caring moments can significantly impact patients' lives and renew nurses' commitment to their work 1,2. (see reference in article) For patients experiencing a health crisis or event, this level of connection with a nurse can create a lasting sense of well-being and healing.

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