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Nursing values in a changing world
Journal Title: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Author/s: Martin Johnson 
Year:  2013 Issue: 3En Language: English 
Pages:  14 Pg. 169-182 FullText PDF:  671 KB

In this discussion I examine briefly the origins of some key nursing values. I examine the historic and important place of virtues or human qualities as a framework for professional practice and their development into a system of ‘rules’ or duties suggested by codes of conduct. I give examples of how values change over time before noting the increasing importance of risk/benefit approaches in managing the ethics of patient care.
Keywords: Values, virtues, duty, consequences, altruism, honesty

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Martin Johnson, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3En/2013, pp. 169-182, DOI:


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