This paper presents the connotation of nursing care from the theoretical view of Eastern and Western philosophic love. With the improvement of medical technology, the nurse-patient relationship has gradually become dominated by technology, so it is necessary to view nursing care in terms of philosophic love. Christianity and Greek culture are the origin of Western humanistic thought. Christianity explains the religious love that was derived from human obedience to God; Greek culture inherits Aristotle's view of virtue and ethics, and emphasizes the love of wisdom as the virtue to respect. Western thought integrates love and respect, and is spread to become universal and public. On the other hand, Eastern philosophy explains love in terms of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Confucianism encourages loving others and dying for a righteous cause; Taoism emphasizes on loving all things of earth; Buddhism stresses on loving all creatures and replacing pain with happiness. Nursing care is a profession revolving around caring for and helping people. Through the theoretical discourse of philosophic love, this paper aims to enhance clinical humanities, implement the idea of nursing care, and integrate nursing profession and humane care, in order to develop the doctrine of craft for nursing care, reaffirm nursing value, and realize the responsibility of nursing love.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Study of Nursing Care from the Perspective of Philosophic Love|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1 Jun 2013|
- Humane Care
- Nursing Care