TITLE

MYTHS, MAGIC AND REALITY IN NURSING ETHICS: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE

AUTHOR(S)
Tschudin, Verena
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
Nursing Ethics;Jan1998, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Ethics, especially in nursing, tends to be surrounded by myths and ideas that have more in common with magic than reality. This article argues from quotes of two medieval men, Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart, that ethical behaviour among nurses is not something difficult or far-fetched, but something immediate, everyday, and often very simple. The more weighty ethical dilemmas are not diminished by this. Aspects of justice, compassion and courage are discussed from the point of view of relationships with clients and colleagues, and the need for (helpful) myths is stressed.
ACCESSION #
4089218

 

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