Caring: Nurses, Women and Ethics / Edition 1

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

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is provocative and a 'must' for all nurses who are or ought to be engaged in nurse ethics." Ulla Fasting, Nursing Ethics

"Kuhse's book is a contribution to the professionalisation of the nurses and contributes also to the improvement of the ethical discourses regarding end-of-life discussions in clinical care." Marieke Janssen, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631202110
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/13/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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.

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Table of Contents


1. Two Nurses.

2. A History of Subservience.

3. Advocacy or Subservience for the Sake of the Patients?.

4. Ethics.

5. Women and Ethics - Is Morality Gendered?.

6. Care Versus Justice : An Old Debate in New Clothes?.

7."Yes" to Caring - but "No" to a Nursing Ethics of Care.

8. Just Caring at the End of Life.

9. Nursing - The Slumbering Giant.


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