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Edwards, Benner and Wrubel on caring

Horrocks, S 2002, 'Edwards, Benner and Wrubel on caring' , Journal of Advanced Nursing, 40 (1) , pp. 36-41.

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Abstract

Aims: To explain the difficult Heideggerian concept of the ontological difference and then use it as a context to explain the misperceptions of Benner and Wrubel's reply to Edwards' criticism of the differences between ontological and intentional care. Background: Edwards' paper attempts to clarify what Benner and Wrubel actually mean by the category of ontological care. The latter's reply totally bypasses Edwards' criticisms because they have a misunderstanding of Heidegger's philosophy, which they use to support their arguments. Conclusion: Benner and Wrubel's claims that they are using Heidegger to underpin their arguments is wrong. This has the consequence that their category of ontological caring comes tumbling down and their philosophy is not as radical as they think it is.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ontological, ontical, difference, care, intentional care, nursing practice
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 03092402
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2007 12:23
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:44
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/39

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