Love; a relevant concept in nursing and caring science
Emakpor, Charles; Nyback, Maj-Helen (2010)
Novia University of Applied Sciences
Emakpor C., Nyback M., (2010). Love; a relevant concept in nursing and caring science. , In: Novia Publications and Productions, series A: Articles, 2/2010, Novia University of Applied Sciences.
Love is for the world what the sun is for the exterior life (Steiner, 1978) and it adds beauty, joy and satisfaction to the practice of nursing and also to the caring process. One reason for suffering is the lack of care, and the motive for caring is, according to Eriksson (2001), love. The lack of love can be a reason for the lack of care, which motivates the study of the concept “love” in caring science. The aim of this article is to describe and discuss the concept of love and the way it is related to nursing and caring science.