Ethics and the Good Nurse draws on internationally leading empirical research conducted by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and explores nursing as a virtuous profession through a close examination of nurses’ character.
With the belief that virtues such as kindness, integrity, compassion and honesty are core to the nursing profession, this book draws on extended insights from the Jubilee Centre’s Virtuous Practicing in Nursing study to understand the role of such virtues in the professional practice and education of nurses. This book brings together knowledge from academics, scholars and practitioners to address the influence of personal and professional character on nurses and nursing.
By including clear implications for policy, practice and research, Ethics and the Good Nurse serves as essential reading for a wide audience, including nurses, policy makers and nursing organisations and provides a timely and much-needed contribution to the field of nursing and character education.
Chapter 1 The Professions and Character
Chapter 2 Virtues and the Ethical Nurse
Chapter 3 Nurses and Nursing: Motivations, Personal Character Strengths and Ideal Character Strengths
Chapter 4 Nurses, Ethical Dilemmas and the Ethical Education of Nurses
Conclusions, Recommendations and Further Research