Nursing Presence: A Theoretical Overview


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BOZDOĞAN YEŞİLOT S. , Oz F.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, vol.7, no.2, pp.94-99, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/phd.2016.96967
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-99

Abstract

Throughout history, the concept of presence has been discussed in the fields of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality. It was first introduced to the nursing field in the mid-1960s, and discussion has continued into the present day. Different definitions and classifications have been made from the different points of views. Concept of presence has been defined per following. According to well-known writers in nursing area, there are a numbers of different definitions for the concept of presence. For instance, it can be a voluntary action a nurse takes when caring for patients; it can also include focusing on the moment, being physically available, and tending to patients' needs. This review aims to theoretically examine the definition, classification and presence of nursing in light of the available literature.