Being and becoming healthy: the core of nursing knowledge.

  title={Being and becoming healthy: the core of nursing knowledge.},
  author={Afaf ibrahim Mel{\'e}is},
  journal={Nursing science quarterly},
  volume={3 3},
Health has been described as a central concept and the goal of nursing. The incongruence between that centrality in nursing and in other disciplines and the public's view is discussed. Other issues and views of health also are considered, including diversity and unity in conceptualizing health, the social nature and societal obligations toward the health of the individual, the lack of congruency between conceptual and empirical views of health, and health as viewed in nursing and in the… CONTINUE READING