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Practical Dignity in Caring


Toiviainen, LH and Seedhouse, D, Practical Dignity in Caring, Nursing Ethics, 5, (3) pp. 246-255. ISSN 0969-7330 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/096973309800500308


It is difficult to understand the meaning of 'dignity' in human rights, bioethics and nursing literature because the word is used so vaguely. Unless dignity's meaning is spelt out it can disappear beneath more tangible priorities. In this article we define dignity and show how this can help health workers to maintain the dignity of people in their care.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Social and political philosophy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Toiviainen, LH (Dr Leila Toiviainen)
ID Code:15413
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:61
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-07

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