Ethical considerations in nursing practice

Authors

  • John Sheehan MSc MEd DipFE SRN RMN RNT FRSH

    1. Principal Lecturer in Nursing, Faculty of Education, The Polytechnic, Holly Bank Road, Huddersfield HD3 3BP
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Abstract

Some ethical implications for nursing practice are considered in relation to three issues: competence, honesty and obedience. Factors which contribute to conformity, obedience and authoritarianism are discussed, and respect for other people is suggested as a guiding principle for ethically acceptable conduct.

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