Nursing Ethics 20 (2):142-149 (2013)

Abstract
Starting from two observations regarding nursing ethics research in the past two decades, namely, the dominant influence of both the empirical methods and the principles approach, we present the cornerstones of a foundational argument-based nursing ethics framework. First, we briefly outline the general philosophical–ethical background from which we develop our framework. This is based on three aspects: lived experience, interpretative dialogue, and normative standard. Against this background, we identify and explore three key concepts—vulnerability, care, and dignity—that must be observed in an ethical approach to nursing. Based on these concepts, we argue that the ethical essence of nursing is the provision of care in response to the vulnerability of a human being in order to maintain, protect, and promote his or her dignity as much as possible
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/0969733012473772
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

References found in this work BETA

View all 15 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

View all 12 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Practical Dignity in Caring.L. H. Toiviainen & D. Seedhouse - 1998 - Nursing Ethics 5 (3):246-255.
Practical Dignity in Caring.Leila Shotton & David Seedhouse - 1998 - Nursing Ethics 5 (3):246-255.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-11-01

Total views
168 ( #58,984 of 2,425,668 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
7 ( #101,945 of 2,425,668 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes