Martinsen, Kari

a nursing theorist who proposed a philosophy of caring in reaction to social and health care inequalities and what she considered nursing's uncritical adoption of science as the basis for nursing. It involves a collectivist vision of humanity in which the individual is dependent upon the community and creation, or nature, and caring rather than control should be the guiding philosophy. As it relates to nursing, caring is simultaneously relational, practical, and moral. Caring involves concrete action based on education and training, without which concern for the patient is mere sentimentality.
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Officers Aaron McLaughlin, Michael Martinsen and Gregory Gilbert were among 79 officers honored by the state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving as part of their Drive for Life campaign.
Mosher) Martinsen, 83, of Rouses Point, New York, died Sunday, July 22, 2007 at the home of her daughter in Middletown, RI after a courageous battle with cancer.