Studies of Ethical Conflicts by Nursing Practice Settings or Roles

Barbara K. Redman, Martha Hill

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Abstract

This article summarizes the body of research about ethical conflicts described by nurses in various fields of practice and recommends direction for the use and extension of this information. Twenty-three studies that fit criteria for inclusion were located. As a group, studies use inconsistent terminology, pay little attention to measurement characteristics of the instruments used, and do not use explanatory theory about how and why ethical conflicts develop or are experienced. Several studies of nurses practicing in community and home care settings, in intensive care units, and in administrative roles show some common areas of ethical conflict. Studies of ethical conflicts can be used as a basis for improving practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-260
Number of pages18
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1997

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Studies of Ethical Conflicts by Nursing Practice Settings or Roles. / Redman, Barbara K.; Hill, Martha.

In: Western Journal of Nursing Research, Vol. 19, No. 2, 04.1997, p. 243-260.

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