Caring: Nurses, Women and Ethics / Edition 1

Caring: Nurses, Women and Ethics / Edition 1

by Helga Kuhse, Kuhse
     
 

This volume provides a critical introduction to contemporary attempts to base nursing ethics on a feminine "ethics of care".

At the heart of this book is a philosophical and practical examination of what has come to be known as the "justice versus care" debate. The 'care' approach, Kuhse argues, is dangerous and may perpetuate the moral disenfranchizement of

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Overview

This volume provides a critical introduction to contemporary attempts to base nursing ethics on a feminine "ethics of care".

At the heart of this book is a philosophical and practical examination of what has come to be known as the "justice versus care" debate. The 'care' approach, Kuhse argues, is dangerous and may perpetuate the moral disenfranchizement of women and nurses. In advancing a conception of "just caring", the author suggests a decision-making framework in which nurses play a central role. In such a framework the terminally ill would not only be able to refuse treatment, but would also be able to receive direct help in dying.

It provides essential reading to students of ethics, nursing and feminist philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631202110
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/13/1997
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Helga Kuhse is the Director of the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University, Australia. She has published widely in the field of bioethics and is editor of Monash Bioethics Review and, with Peter Singer, co-editor of the international journal Bioethics.

Table of Contents

Preface
1Two Nurses1
2A History of Subservience13
3Advocacy or Subservience for the Sake of Patients?34
4Ethics63
5Women and Ethics: Is Morality Gendered?90
6Care versus Justice: An Old Debate in New Clothes?113
7'Yes' to Caring - But 'No' to a Nursing Ethics of Care142
8Just Caring at the End of Life167
9Nursing: The Slumbering Giant199
Notes220
Bibliography263
Index286

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