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Empathy, caring and compassion - a Freudian critique of nursing work.

Lipscomb, Martin ORCID: (2023) Empathy, caring and compassion - a Freudian critique of nursing work. University of Worcester.

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Freudian psychoanalytic concepts offer a useful means of pulling the rug out from under ideas central to nursing's self-image. For example, profoundly difficult questions are raised for our attachment to and identification with empathy, caring, and compassion once we entertain the possibility of the unconscious and the "death drive". In this seminar, drawing on the earlier work of Menzies-Lyth and others, Michael Traynor outlines and develops recent published work he has undertaken.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Martin Lipscomb
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2023 09:31
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2023 09:31

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