2018, Cilt 5, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 268-277
Tracer Actions in Truelife Care Stories: An Analytic and Reflective Approach
Fadime Gamze TEKİN1, Emine KOL2, İlkay BOZ3
1Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Esasları, Isparta, Türkiye
2Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Esasları, Antalya, Türkiye
3Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Doğum ve Kadın Hastalıkları Hemşireliği, Antalya, Türkiye
Keywords: Care stories, caring behaviors, nursing, nursing care

Nursing care is a dynamic concept that shows continuous improvement. In the beginning, the concept of care encountered as a theoretical term becomes meaningful in terms of encountering and establishing relations with the patient in the clinic. Care can only begin when a nurse enters the living space and the existential space of the individual and thus the nurse detects the individual’s (spirit) state, it feels and reacts. Each care behavior in interpersonal care creates meaningful effects on the individual. Care behaviors defined as effective listening, eye contact, individual relieving, take responsibility for the individual, touching, being sensitive, respectful, offering verbal assurance, physical and mental availability, being emotionally open and accessible, individual-centered and informing creates a healing effect in the patient and impacts a mark on the individual. This article discusses the healing effects of the care with care stories that have been experienced.