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Moral distress in community health nursing practice


Guzys, D and Tori, K and Mather, C, Moral distress in community health nursing practice, Australian Journal of Primary Health ISSN 1836-7399 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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Journal compilation Copyright La Trobe University 2021

DOI: doi:10.1071/PY20276


Contemporary sociopolitical circumstance impedes the delivery of primary health care in keeping with its underlying philosophy and tenets. Skills to negotiate the maintenance of best practice and quality care in an evolving practice environment are fundamental to nursing. Nurse education needs to incorporate the ideals of best practice ideology to ensure that all are prepared to negotiate the realities of nursing practice. In this discussion paper the experience of moral distress by community health nurses is used to illustrate why skills in political advocacy and action are equally essential as clinical skills in nurse education and professional practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nursing, workforce, moral distress, community health
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Community and primary care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Determinants of health
UTAS Author:Guzys, D (Ms Diana Guzys)
UTAS Author:Tori, K (Associate Professor Kathleen Tori)
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
ID Code:145234
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2021-07-12
Last Modified:2021-09-28

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