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    Moral Distress in Healthcare Practice: The Situation of Nurses. [REVIEW]Wendy Austin, Gillian Lemermeyer, Lisa Goldberg, Vangie Bergum & Melissa S. Johnson - 2005 - HEC Forum 17 (1):33-48.
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    Unable to Answer the Call of Our Patients: Mental Health Nurses' Experience of Moral Distress.Wendy Austin, Vangie Bergum & Lisa Goldberg - 2003 - Nursing Inquiry 10 (3):177-183.
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    The Balancing Act: Psychiatrists' Experience of Moral Distress. [REVIEW]Wendy J. Austin, Leon Kagan, Marlene Rankel & Vangie Bergum - 2008 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 11 (1):89-97.
    Experiences of moral distress encountered in psychiatric practice were explored in a hermeneutic phenomenological study. Moral distress is the state experienced when moral choices and actions are thwarted by constraints. Psychiatrists describe struggling ‘to do the right thing’ for individual patients within a societal system that places unrealistic demands on psychiatric expertise. Certainty on the part of the psychiatrist is an expectation when judgments of dangerousness and/or the need for coercive treatments are made. This assumption, however, ignores the uncertainty and (...)
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    To Stay or to Go, to Speak or Stay Silent, to Act or Not to Act: Moral Distress as Experienced by Psychologists.Wendy Austin, Marlene Rankel, Leon Kagan, Vangie Bergum & Gillian Lemermeyer - 2005 - Ethics and Behavior 15 (3):197 – 212.
    The moral distress of psychologists working in psychiatric and mental health care settings was explored in an interdisciplinary, hermeneutic phenomenological study situated at the University of Alberta, Canada. Moral distress is the state experienced when moral choices and actions are thwarted by constraints. Psychologists described specific incidents in which they felt their integrity had been compromised by such factors as institutional and interinstitutional demands, team conflicts, and interdisciplinary disputes. They described dealing with the resulting moral distress by such means as (...)
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    Knowledge for Ethical Care.Vangie Bergum - 1994 - Nursing Ethics 1 (2):71-79.
    Knowledge needed for ethical care must be constructed in the relationship between professional and patient who strive together to understand what meaning the disease factors have within the experience of the individual patient. Three kinds of knowledge are described. The first two, descriptive knowledge and abstract knowledge, are part of the more comprehensive and complex inherent knowledge. The reality of human experience and meaning is profoundly more complex than the scientific approach of fragmentation for purposes of dissection and diagnosis. In (...)
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    Relational Pedagogy. Embodiment, Improvisation, and Interdependence.Vangie Bergum - 2003 - Nursing Philosophy 4 (2):121-128.
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    Relational Ethics and Genetic Counseling.Marilyn Evans, Vangie Bergum, Stephen Bamforth & Sandra MacPhail - 2004 - Nursing Ethics 11 (5):459-471.
    Genetic counseling is viewed as a therapeutic interrelationship between genetic counselors and their clients. In a previous relational ethics research project, various themes were identified as key components of relational ethics practice grounded in everyday health situations. In this article the relational ethics approach is further explored in the context of genetic counseling to enhance our understanding of how the counselor-client relationship is contextually developed and maintained. Qualitative interviews were conducted with six adult clients undergoing genetic counseling for predictive testing. (...)
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    A Re-Visioning of Boundaries in Professional Helping Relationships: Exploring Other Metaphors.Wendy Austin, Vangie Bergum, Simon Nuttgens & Cindy Peternelj-Taylor - 2006 - Ethics and Behavior 16 (2):77 – 94.
    There are many ethical issues arising for practitioners in what are termed the boundaries of professional helping relationships. In this article, the authors argue that the boundary metaphor is not sufficient for conceptualizing these ethical issues and propose that alternative metaphors be considered. The use of a different metaphor might allow practitioners to re-vision the relationship issues in a more realistic, richer, and holistic way. Those explored here include highway, bridge, and territory. For the authors, it is territory that seems (...)
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  9. Anne H. Bishop and John R. Scudder, Jr., The Practical, Moral, and Personal Sense of Nursing: A Phenomenological Philosophy of Practice Reviewed By. [REVIEW]Vangie Bergum - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (2):81-82.
     
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  10. David Braine and Harry Lesser, Eds., Ethics, Technology and Medicine Reviewed By.Vangie Bergum - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10 (10):394-396.
     
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