Toward a Holistic Conceptualization of Empathy for Nursing Practice

@article{Wiseman2007TowardAH,
  title={Toward a Holistic Conceptualization of Empathy for Nursing Practice},
  author={Theresa Wiseman},
  journal={Advances in Nursing Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={E61–E72}
}
  • T. Wiseman
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Advances in Nursing Science
This article proposes a new holistic conceptualization of empathy for nursing practice that allows different aspects of the literature to be understood. This study is based on the data of a doctoral study exploring the nature of empathy on an oncology ward. The findings revealed that empathy is not a single phenomenon. Four different forms of empathy were identified, namely, empathy as an incident, empathy as a way of knowing, empathy as a process, and empathy as a way of being. These different… Expand

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