A basket metaphor for nursing.

  • Belinda Rose
  • Published 1999 in
    Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of…


The metaphor of basketry is applied to two frameworks for nursing practice: the totality paradigm and the simultaneity paradigm. With descriptions of two baskets, a contrast is drawn between the philosophies of nursing related to the two paradigms. The practice of nursing with respect to both worldviews is illustrated by the patterns, the colors, and the shapes of the weaving of each basket.

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@article{Rose1999ABM, title={A basket metaphor for nursing.}, author={Belinda Rose}, journal={Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association}, year={1999}, volume={17 2}, pages={208-17; discussion 218-9} }