Relational comportment: embodying caring as a contemplative journey
caring, comportment, entanglement, relational comportment, relational ethics, uncaring
Roach's (2002) six Cs (confidence, conscience, commitment, compassion, competence, and comportment) and relational ethics (Bergum, 2002; Bergum & Dossetor, 2005) are two distinct philosophical approaches which inform nursing practice. Although notable differences exist, it was through entanglement, an explicit conceptualization between the approaches, that synergy was conceived. This entanglement was conceptualized as relational comportment. Relational comportment is the embodiment of a contemplative journey of being and becoming persons of care by the nurse. Entangling enriches and provides the opportunity for the actualization and expression of caring.
Maykut, C., & Wild, C. (2019). Relational comportment: Embodying caring as a contemplative journey. International Journal for Human Caring, 23(4), 295-301. DOI:10.20467/10915710.23.4.295
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