Healing Through Communication: The Practice of Caring

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SAGE Publications, May 5, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 160 pages
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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 behavioral 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.

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Contents

Putting the Caring Back Into Health Care
9
Theoretical Foundations of Caring
17
Predispositional
41
Behavioral Qualities
52
Relational Qualities
67
The HealthCare Environment
76
The Distinct Nature of a Professional Caring
86
Transcendence
92
The Transformative Effects of Caring
99
The Emotional Risks of Caring
106
Coping With the Emotional Demands of Caring
112
Implications for Practice and Education
127
Epilogue
135
Index
145
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About the author (1993)

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, author, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who writes for children as well as adults. Among her award-winning books are "The Good Good Pig, Journey of the Pink Dolphins", "Spell of the Tiger", and "Search for the Golden Moon Bear". She has made four trips to Peru and Brazil to study the pink dolphins of the Amazon; and on other expeditions, she was chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire; bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica; undressed by an orangutan in Borneo; and hunted by a tiger in India. She also worked in a pit crawling with eighteen thousand snakes in Manitoba; handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana; and swum with piranhas, electric eels, and dolphins in the Amazon. Research for this book included travel to China and Mongolia to see the latest discoveries of giant bird fossils, and to Australia to see the most dangerous birds in the world. She lives in New Hampshire.

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