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dc.contributor.authorBagdonaitė-Stelmokienė, Ramunė-
dc.contributor.authorŽydžiūnaitė, Vilma-
dc.contributor.authorSuominen, Tarja-
dc.contributor.authorÅstedt-Kurki, Päivi-
dc.descriptionOnline ISSN: 1466-7657. Impact Factor: 1.073-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study in Lithuania was to discover how the meaning of caring is perceived by nursing and social work students. BACKGROUND: Nursing and social work are caring professions, which provide care in different ways. It is still unclear what features constitute the meaning of caring for nursing and social work students as future caring professionals. METHODS: Snowball sampling technique was applied in the study. The data were collected as reflective narratives. Data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. FINDINGS: For nursing and social work students, the meaning of caring comprises mission, proficiency, values and collaboration. These features overlap, but the implementation of caring is dependent on the particular profession. DISCUSSION: Nursing and social work students describe the meaning of caring as holistic assistance to patient/client: the work mission for both. However, the tasks, responsibilities and focus on providing care to a patient/client differ in both professions. LIMITATIONS: Reflective narratives were preferred to semi-structured interviews. The researchers did not contact the participants in person to ask them additional questions. CONCLUSION: The meaning of caring is perceived as a developmental phenomenon, which depends on professional philosophy, practice, continuing learning and experience. Nursing and social work students perceive it as a way of thinking about the individual's being in a profession and acting collaboratively for the wellbeing of others. IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH POLICY: Focus on the meaning of caring in nursing and social work (post)graduate education is a premise to shift the training from self- to other-centred, from mono- to multi-disciplinary approach. This is related to the shift of practices towards effective patient-centred team-working within the health system, with the spotlight on caringen
dc.description.sponsorshipEdukologijos institutas-
dc.description.sponsorshipKlaipėdos valstybinė kolegija-
dc.description.sponsorshipSocialinių mokslų fakultetas-
dc.description.sponsorshipVytauto Didžiojo universitetas-
dc.format.extentp. 352-360-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational nursing review. Oxford : John Wiley and Sons, 2016, Vol. 63, iss. 3-
dc.relation.isreferencedbyScience Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)-
dc.relation.isreferencedbyWiley Online Library-
dc.relation.isreferencedbyAcademic Search Premier (EBSCO)-
dc.relation.isreferencedbyAcademic Search Complete (EBSCO)-
dc.subjectSocialinio darbo studentaslt
dc.subjectSocialinis darbaslt
dc.subjectRūpyba Lietuvojelt
dc.subjectSocial worken
dc.subjectSocial work studenten
dc.subject.otherEdukologija / Education (S007)-
dc.titleWhat does caring mean to nursing and social work students?en
dc.typeStraipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)-
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