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The concept of caring has been identified with nursing since its professional organization. Several theories of caring have been developed and some adopted for instruction and implementation in nursing programs. This study’s aim was to identify caring attributes exhibited in a group of sophomore nursing students who had their maternity experience in a women’s prison. A focus group of six students responded in a semi-structured interview about their experiences with pregnant prisoners. The interview was recorded, transcribed and analyzed for Roach’s five caring concepts. The qualitative analysis revealed that sophomore nursing students manifested the caring concepts in their experience with pregnant prisoners.


Ohio Academy of Medical History

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