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Ethics and the Good Nurse
Character in the Professional Domain



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ISBN 9780367704322
November 22, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
104 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

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. The 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

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

References

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Author(s)

Biography

Andrew Peterson is Professor of Character and Citizenship Education and Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, UK.

James Arthur is Professor of Education and Civic Engagement and Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Jinu Varghese is a lecturer at the School of Nursing, University of Birmingham, UK.