Fostering Moral Agency in New Intensive Care Unit Nurses

Jurchak, Martha; Pennington, Mary
December 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2009, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p80
Academic Journal
The article discusses the promotion of moral agency on intensive care unit (ICU) nurses. It notes that nurse interns' orientation program is focused on the technical skill and knowledge to prepare them in responding to ethical issues in ICUs. Nurses who are not prepared to respond to critical situations may experience moral distress, or knowing the right thing to do but fail to act on it. It presents the objectives for the development of an intervention to address moral distress issues.


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