Nelson, Hilde L.
Journal of Clinical Ethics. 1992 Spring; 3(1): 8-15.
I should like to propose that the work of grounding a nursing theory in the ethics of care be postponed indefinitely, as the ethics is conceptually confused, dangerously narrow in scope, and ultimately exploitative. For all these reasons, it is incapable of doing the work nurses need it to do....Drawing on the work of three women -- Simone Weil, Iris Murdoch, and Martha Nussbaum -- I should like to suggest a particularist ethics for nurses, one that can resist the silencing and subjugation of women, that strengthens the integrity of the self, and that, while sensitive to broader social concerns, is particularly well suited to conditions of intimacy....
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