Retired Registered Nurses' Stories About Being in Ethically Difficult Care Situations
Nursing Ethics. 1997 Mar; 4(2): 123-134.
Twelve retired nurses were asked to narrate a care situation in which it had been difficult for them as nurses to know what was the right and good thing to do. The transcribed interviews were examined by content analyses. Physicians were the central coactors in the nurses' stories. Colleagues were seldom mentioned. Other ward staff were mainly called "the girls". The patient was central and referred to with respect. All the nurses focused on experiential learning. Guiding ethical principles are listed.
Age Factors; Attitudes; Caring; Competence; Decision Making; Disclosure; Education; Ethics; Interprofessional Relations; Interviews; Knowledge; Narrative Ethics; Nurse Patient Relationship; Nurse's Role; Nurses; Nursing Ethics; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Physicians; Professional Competence; Social Dominance; Survey; Trends; Truth Disclosure; Virtues;
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