Being cared for

  • Paul Morrison
  • Philip Burnard


The other side of caring is that of being cared for. It is usually taken as axiomatic that nurses care for patients, but we need to explore, too, what it feels like to be cared for. This workshop encourages participants to identify times in their lives when they did feel cared for and to explore the implications of those memories.


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© Paul Morrison and Philip Burnard 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Morrison
    • 1
  • Philip Burnard
    • 2
  1. 1.School of NursingQueensland University of TechnologyUK
  2. 2.School of Nursing StudiesUniversity of Wales College of MedicineUK

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