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As professionals, nurses should partake in caring attitudes and behaviors to create a therapeutic relationship with patients and therefore sustain efficiency. To do this, we can look to Swanson 's Theory of Caring; knowing, being with, doing for, enabling, maintaining belief. (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2015). "Knowing" means to understand what has happened to the patient through their eyes, rather than a clinical perspective. "Being with" means to be there emotionally as well as physically. Doing for is when the nurse advocates for the patient in a way they would want someone to support them. Enabling is when we help those through unknown territory. Lastly, maintaining belief is when we give hope in situations where others are feeling hopeless. Through 5 different views of caring, we can gain a better understanding of the patient as a whole, rather than just focusing on their diagnosis. By following these five caring processes, we can create a relationship in which both patient and professional are satisfied, without sacrificing the quality of …show more content…
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