Supporting the suffering patient in the stage of enduring—A theoretical reflection on suffering as an essential part of nursing
Tetrault, Annika; Nyback, Maj-Helen (2010)
Novia University of Applied Sciences
Tetrault A., Nyback M., (2010). Supporting the suffering patient in the stage of enduring—A theoretical reflection on suffering as an essential part of nursing. , In: Novia Publications and Productions, series A: Articles, 1/2010, Novia University of Applied Sciences.
Nursing and caring sciences are relatively new sciences. Nursing and caring for sick people have been part of human history since the beginning of time, but it was not until the mid 1950s that nursing was seen as a science of its own. Theories describing nursing and caring have been published since the 1950s. In these theories, different concepts in the metaparadigm of nursing are described. The overall aim of this essay is to describe suffering as one of the building blocks of the metaparadigm of nursing; furthermore the essay discusses the concept of enduring related to suffering and how the caregiver can support a patient in the stage of enduring suffering.