Moral guidance; moral philosophy; and moral issues in practice
Holt, J and Long, T 1999, 'Moral guidance; moral philosophy; and moral issues in practice' , Nurse Education Today, 19 (3) , pp. 246-249.
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Approaches to teaching ethics to nurses have been debated in literature for some years. Three issues in particular are commonly addressed: the intentions of such teaching; the value of examples and case studies; and the compatibility of philosophical approaches with the clinical reality experienced by students. It is argued here that moral guidance as a strategy is unacceptable, and that a basic introduction to philosophical methods is the key to effective learning of the skills required for autonomous analysis and decision making. A means for including the use of personal experiences and case study material is presented which relies upon the provision of a framework of analysis to facilitate structured thinking and the pursuit of justifiable arguments. The approach suggested is compatible with students’ existing experiences and work-context, and enhances the integration of ethical reasoning into the multi-faceted totality of clinical practice.
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nurse Education Today|
|Depositing User:||Professor Tony Long|
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2012 09:53|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 17:28|
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