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About: Nursing ethics is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 9566 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 186276 citation(s). more


Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.17265/2159-5313/2016.09.003
28 Sep 2016-Philosophy study
Abstract: There has been a shift from the general presumption that “doctor knows best” to a heightened respect for patient autonomy. Medical ethics remains one-sided, however. It tends (incorrectly) to interpret patient autonomy as mere participation in decisions, rather than a willingness to take the consequences. In this respect, medical ethics remains largely paternalistic, requiring doctors to protect patients from the consequences of their decisions. This is reflected in a one-sided account of duties in medical ethics. Medical ethics may exempt patients from obligations because they are the weaker or more vulnerable party in the doctor-patient relationship. We argue that vulnerability does not exclude obligation. We also look at others ways in which patients’ responsibilities flow from general ethics: for instance, from responsibilities to others and to the self, from duties of citizens, and from the responsibilities of those who solicit advice. Finally, we argue that certain duties of patients counterbalance an otherwise unfair captivity of doctors as helpers. more

Topics: Nursing ethics (83%), Medical ethics (65%)

9,859 Citations

BookDOI: 10.1007/B115738
01 Jan 2004-
Abstract: This paper explores the development of information systems and computer ethics along separate trajectories over the 20 years since the first Manchester Conference, and ponders how things might have been and could be different. Along each trajectory, the challenge of aligning theory and practice has stimulated much research. We evaluate some of this research with respect to this alignment, discuss ethical theories and behavior, and explore the role of education in the development of practitioners who can and do behave ethically. We recommend the inclusion of the ethics of care, and more research into the teaching and learning of ethics as part of the personal journey of students, teachers, and practitioners. more

Topics: Information ethics (66%), Meta-ethics (64%), Nursing ethics (61%) more

3,351 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 1980-
Abstract: PERSONAL, INTERPERSONAL, AND SOCIAL FEATURES OF NURSING . Understanding nursing . Nursing and society . Interpersonal features of nursing . The human condition and care requirements of individuals . Health care situations and nursing . THE FORMALIZATION OF NUSRING KNOWLEDGE . The nature of science in practice fields o Generalizations about nursing: the self-care deficit theory of nursing and its constituent theories . Stages of development of nursing knowledge o VARIABLES OF NURSING SYSTEMS o Views of nursing and views of human kind o Therapeutic self-care demand: an action demand . Self-care agency: a patient power . Nursing agency: a nurse power . Dependant care agents and dependant care systems in relation to nurses and nursing systems o THE PRACTICE OF NURSING o Positive mental health of individuals in nursing practice situations o The practice of nursing: the individual as the unit of service . The practice of nursing in multiperson situations, family, community . Nurses . Appendixes A, B, C more

Topics: Nursing process (82%), Nurse education (81%), Nursing Outcomes Classification (76%) more

1,958 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1177/1077800403262360
Marilys Guillemin1, Lynn Gillam1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Ethical tensions are part of the everyday practice of doing research—all kinds of research. How do researchers deal with ethical problems that arise in the practice of their research, and are there conceptual frameworks that they can draw on to assist them? This article examines the relationship between reflexivity and research ethics. It focuses on what constitutes ethical research practice in qualitative research and how researchers achieve ethical research practice. As a framework for thinking through these issues, the authors distinguish two different dimensions of ethics in research, which they term procedural ethics and “ethics in practice.” The relationship between them and the impact that each has on the actual doing of research are examined. The article then draws on the notion of reflexivity as a helpful way of understanding both the nature of ethics in qualitative research and how ethical practice in research can be achieved. more

Topics: Meta-ethics (67%), Information ethics (65%), Research ethics (64%) more

1,926 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1111/J.1547-5069.2001.00093.X
Abstract: Purpose: To critically examine ethical issues in qualitative research. Organizing Construct: The ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, and justice are guides for researchers to address initial and ongoing tensions between the needs and goals of the research and the rights of participants. Methods: Research literature, ethics literature, and researcher experiences. Conclusions: Ethical principles can be used to guide the research in addressing the initial and ongoing issues arising from qualitative research in order to meet the goals of the research as well as to maintain the rights of the research participants. more

Topics: Research ethics (63%), Justice (ethics) (61%), Nursing ethics (59%) more

1,359 Citations

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Laurence B. McCullough

28 papers, 665 citations

Robert M. Veatch

19 papers, 733 citations

Edmund D. Pellegrino

18 papers, 442 citations

Ann Gallagher

17 papers, 231 citations

Megan-Jane Johnstone

13 papers, 455 citations

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