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    Moral Agency in Nursing: Seeing Value In the Work and Believing That I Make a Difference.Elizabeth J. Pask - 2003 - Nursing Ethics 10 (2):165-174.
    The subject of this article is moral agency in nursing, studied by the use of an applied philosophical method. It draws upon nurses’ accounts of how they see intrinsic value in their work and believe that they make a difference to patients in terms that leave their patients feeling better. The analysis is based on the philosophy of Iris Murdoch to reveal how nurses’ accounts demonstrated that they hold a view of themselves and their professional practice that is intrinsically linked (...)
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    Self‐Sacrifice, Self‐Transcendence and Nurses' Professional Self.Elizabeth J. Pask - 2005 - Nursing Philosophy 6 (4):247-254.
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    Nursing Responsibility and Conditions of Practice: Are We Justified in Holding Nurses Responsible for Their Behaviour in Situations of Patient Care?Elizabeth J. Pask - 2001 - Nursing Philosophy 2 (1):42-52.
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    Developing Moral Imagination and the Influence of Belief.Elizabeth J. Pask - 1997 - Nursing Ethics 4 (3):202-210.
    Moral imagination has been described by Murdoch as ‘a way of seeing’. The focus of concern here is the influence of belief upon moral imagination and those attitudes that are needed if moral imagination is to be developed. The perspective adopted endorses a Humean recognition of the potent influence of personal experience upon those beliefs that are held, and therefore upon how we see the world. Kantian commitment to the power of the will, and to the ability of individuals to (...)
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    Guilt and Nursing Practice: Implications for Nurse Education and the Climate of Care.Elizabeth J. Pask - 1994 - Nursing Ethics 1 (2):80-85.
    This paper considers the influence of guilt within nursing practice. The author draws on her experience as a nurse tutor to show how guilt has implications for the well-being of both nurses and patients. It is suggested that nurses' experience of guilt, and the fear that they may be considered guilty, are indicative of a moral climate that rests predominantly upon rules. While rules fulfil a requirement for professional and organizational accountability, they need not be perceived as statements about the (...)
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