What is it about?
It is hard for us to see ourselves as others see us. In this study we compared nurses' perceptions of their own caring behaviors with patients' perception of the care nurses provide.
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Why is it important?
It is hard for us to see ourselves as others see us. Often nurses and other healthcare providers believe they are behaving with compassion and sensitivity because they are helping others. However, helping activities are not always perceived by recipients as caring. Nurses and other helpers need to be aware that this gap in perceptions can exist.
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This page is a summary of: Perception of Caring Among Patients and Nurses, Journal of Patient Experience, August 2018, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/2374373518795713.
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