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Is caring really teachable?

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Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 8, Number 2, ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Caring is often considered a synonym for nursing; therefore it is appropriate to include its definition and description in nursing courses and curricula. Is such an ethereal concept teachable? If so, how might a lesson about caring take place in a nursing course? This article offers a strategy and resources to assist nursing students to understand and recognize caring, develop personal definitions of caring, and identify behaviors to show their ability to care for patients, colleagues, and classmates.


Alpers, R.R., Jarrell, K. & Wotring, R. (2013). Is caring really teachable?. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 8(2), 68-69. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .

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