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This paper considers the impact of von Essen and Sjoden’s (1991a) study on subsequent research into nurse and patient perceptions of nurse caring behaviours. The influence von Essen and Sjoden and others on the development of instruments for data collection of nurse and patient’s perceptions of nurse caring behaviours will also be discussed. The paper will then explore how von Essen and Sjoden’s work and that of later studies have led to the development of research based knowledge that informs current research, education and practice in nursing and question fundamental assumptions of caring theories and models that inform perceptions of nurse caring behaviours.
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