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Titre du document / Document title

Altruism : a framework for caring and providing care

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

GORMLEY K. J. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) The Northern Area College of Nursing, Antrim Hospital Site, Bush Road, Antrim, Northern Ireland BT41 2QB, ROYAUME-UNI

Résumé / Abstract

The word altruism is derived from the Latin alteri huic meaning to this other and literally means to express a regard for others as a principle for action. Fung (1988) [JAMA, Vol. 260, No. 17, p. 2509] describes altruism as caring for no obvious reward other than the belief that someone else will benefit or avoid harm. Altruism represents an amalgamation of intrinsic and extrinsic factors which either permit or coerce individuals to take responsibility for or care for another and to sacrifice things dearly held. Traditionally the caring professions have been characterised by a self professed altruism, that is, a selfless service on behalf of or for others (Thompson et al., 1994, Nursing Ethics, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh). This paper examines the theoretical basis of altruistic care, drawing on significant contribution from the literature before proceeding to explore the pivotal role altruism plays in nursing practice and the current arrangements for health care provision within the United Kingdom.

Revue / Journal Title

International journal of nursing studies    ISSN  0020-7489 

Source / Source

1996, vol. 33, no6, pp. 581-588 (43 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Kidlington, ROYAUME-UNI  (1963) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Altruism

;

Care

;

Therapeutic relation

;

Professional practice

;

Nurse

;

Health staff

;

Public health

;

Human

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Altruisme

;

Soin

;

Relation thérapeutique

;

Pratique professionnelle

;

Infirmier

;

Personnel sanitaire

;

Santé publique

;

Homme

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Altruismo

;

Cuidado

;

Relación terapéutica

;

Practica profesional

;

Enfermero

;

Personal sanitario

;

Salud pública

;

Hombre

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 22034, 35400006123450.0010

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 2526451



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