TITLE

EDITORIAL

AUTHOR(S)
Tschudin, V.
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
Nursing Ethics;Sep98, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p383
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
In this issue we have three philosophical pieces, which are quite different in approach. Per Nortvedt presents a philosophical theory, arguing that all nursing knowledge and action reside on a moral foundation. Nursing is about care and as such must be moral. Nurses have to be morally engaged with their patients if they are to be nurses at all. They are not just attending, but attending to, the patients. Philosophical theorizing about nursing has its merits. It draws our attention to real tensions and difficulties in the nursing experience. Its drawback lies in the consequences of generalizing absolutely from some aspects of, or concerns about, nursing. When that happens, the reality of nursing, in its daily lived experience, will be misrepresented and those who think about nursing will take the theories as their object of study rather than lived nursing. .
ACCESSION #
4093560

 

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