TITLE

RETIRED REGISTERED NURSES' STORIES ABOUT BEING IN ETHICALLY DIFFICULT CARE SITUATION

AUTHOR(S)
Melchert, E.; Udén, G.; Norberg, A.
PUB. DATE
March 1997
SOURCE
Nursing Ethics;Mar1997, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Twelve retired nurses were asked to narrate a care situation in which it had been difficult for them as nurses to know what was the right and good thing to do. The transcribed interviews were examined by content analyses. Physicians were the central coactors in the nurses’ stories. Colleagues were seldom mentioned. Other ward staff were mainly called ‘ the girls’. The patient was central and referred to with respect. All the nurses focused on experiential learning. Guiding ethical principles are listed.
ACCESSION #
7392883

 

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