publication . Other literature type . Article . 2005

Virtue ethics: an approach to moral dilemmas in nursing.

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  • Published: 28 Sep 2005
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
<jats:p>Nurses are increasingly confronted with situations of moral difficulty, such as not to feed terminally ill patients, whistle blowing, or participation in termination of pregnancy. Most of these moral dilemmas are often analyzed using the principle-based approach which applies the four moral principles of justice, autonomy, beneficence, and nonmalificence. In some instances, consequentialism is considered, but these frameworks have their limitations. Their limitations has to do with a consideration for the interpersonal nature of clinical nursing practice on the one hand, and is not always clear on how to judge which consequences are best on the other han...
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free text keywords: Nursing, RT1-120, General Medicine, Normative ethics, Psychology, Moral reasoning, Moral development, Epistemology, Social cognitive theory of morality, Information ethics, Nursing ethics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Moral disengagement, Moral authority
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2005

Virtue ethics: an approach to moral dilemmas in nursing.

E Arries;