Reflective Practice: decoding ethical knowledge

Durgahee, T.
May 1997
Nursing Ethics;May97, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p211
Academic Journal
This article analyses reflective practice by exploring ethical knowledge-in-use and the influence of context on professional nursing practice. Is ethical knowledge used in an appropriate context? The author identifies and discusses the theoretical underpinnings of reflective practice and offers an alternative paradigm to the generation and use of ethical knowledge in practice. The message to teachers and practitioners is decoded to facilitate teaching and learning. This article is an extension of the work done by the author and described by him in Nursing Ethics 1997; 4: 134–45.


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