Supporting Nurses in Ethical Decision Making
Dierckx de Casterle, Bernadette
Nursing Clinics of North America. 1998 Sep; 33(3): 543-555.
In their clinical practice, nurses are confronted continuously with ethical issues. There is a growing concern about the capacity of nurses to perform ethically. This article explores the process of ethical decision-making in nursing, including the process of ethical reasoning and the implementation of ethical decisions in clinical practice. This article begins with a reflection on the essence of nursing and on nurses' ethical responsibility. Problems as well as determinants related to nurses' ethical decision-making, are described. Based on the research in this area, some strategies to support ethical decision-making by nurses are proposed.
Aged; Autonomy; Caring; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Curriculum; Decision Making; Education; Empirical Research; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Moral Development; Nurses; Nursing Education; Nursing Ethics; Nursing Research; Patient Advocacy; Patient Care; Professional Autonomy; Research;
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