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Does Nursing Ethics Fit in with Philosophy and Bioethics?

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Toiviainen, LH, Does Nursing Ethics Fit in with Philosophy and Bioethics?, Cutting Through the Surface: Philosophical Approaches to Bioethics, Rodopi, Tuija Takala, Peter Herissone-Kelly and Soren Holm (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 61-66. ISBN 9789042027398 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]


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Abstract

The aim of this investigation is to show that nurses play a unique role in health care, and that nursing ethics is therefore a distinct field of study. While nurses must obviously build upon the foundations laid by traditional moral philoso-phy, nursing ethics as a discipline evolves from it—as does, for example, envi-ronmental ethics—as a distinct field of applied ethics with its own conceptual framework.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied Ethics
Research Field:Bioethics (human and animal)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Toiviainen, LH (Dr Leila Toiviainen)
ID Code:58952
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2009-11-09
Last Modified:2014-12-18
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