Volume 5, Issue Part 2, 2010
Selected Essays from North America Part 2
Mark A. Hector, Judith E. Hector
Walt Whitman, Nursing, and Phenomenology
Each age has its sick and wounded and those who provide them nursing care. This paper links together “The Wound Dresser,” a poem by the Civil War nurse Walt Whitman, a musical composition by John Adams that is based on the poem, and a book on nursing research and practice. The poem, the musical composition, and the book are described and related from the perspective of phenomenology.