Sonya Charles
Cleveland State University
Expert caring has nothing to do with possessing privileged information that increases one’s control and domination of another. Rather, expert caring unleashes the possibilities inherent in the self and the situation.While researching some issues in nursing, I noticed that nursing theorists often utilize philosophical theories in their own work—drawing on phenomenology, pragmatism, and even Plato to name a few. However, bioethicists have not paid as much attention to nursing theory and what it means to be an expert nurse.1 This is unfortunate because—as I hope to show—the daily practice of expert nurses goes far toward enacting the...
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