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dc.creatorSimmonds, Anne H.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:15:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:15:14Zen
dc.date.created2008-05en
dc.date.issued2008-05en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1177/0969733007088360en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNursing Ethics 2008 May; 15(3): 360-370en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Autonomy+and+advocacy+in+perinatal+nursing+practice&title=Nursing+Ethics+&volume=15&issue=3&date=2008-05&au=Simmonds,+Anne+H.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0969733007088360en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/957545en
dc.description.abstractAdvocacy has been positioned as an ideal within the practice of nursing, with national guidelines and professional standards obliging nurses to respect patients' autonomous choices and to act as their advocates. However, the meaning of advocacy and autonomy is not well defined or understood, leading to uncertainty regarding what is required, expected and feasible for nurses in clinical practice. In this article, a feminist ethics perspective is used to examine how moral responsibilities are enacted in the perinatal nurse-patient relationship and to explore the interaction between the various threads that influence, and are in turn affected by, this relationship. This perspective allows for consideration of contextual and relational factors that impact on the way perinatal nursing care is given and received, and provides a framework for exploring the ways in which patient autonomy, advocacy and choice are experienced by childbearing women and their nurses during labour and birth.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:316141en
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectFeminist Ethicsen
dc.subjectGuidelinesen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectNursing Careen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectProfessional Standardsen
dc.subjectResponsibilitiesen
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.subjectUncertaintyen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Careen
dc.subject.classificationSexuality / Genderen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of Nursingen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care Programs for Womenen
dc.titleAutonomy and Advocacy in Perinatal Nursing Practiceen
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