TITLE

SUFFERING AND ETHICAL CARING: INCOMPATIBLE ENTITIES

AUTHOR(S)
Leners, D.; Beardslee, N.
PUB. DATE
September 1997
SOURCE
Nursing Ethics;Sep97, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p361
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Ethical problems are continuing to expand in health care due to conflicts of technology and value. This study investigated what kind of ethical problems nurses face in clinical situations and what process they use in deciding on actions to take. Ethical theories in justice and caring were explored. Qualitative research was used and ethnographic analysis was conducted with six staff nurses from three clinical areas. An analysis of the data yielded an overarching theme of OSuffering and ethical caring: incompatible entities?. Six domains were identified: informant definitions, preceding conditions, actions taken, intervening variables, risks and recommendations. Future research is needed in the field of client and family suffering and pain.
ACCESSION #
7392931

 

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