Caring Matters Most: The Ethical Significance of Nursing

ISBN : 9780199364541

Mark Lazenby
176 Pages
141 x 209 mm
Pub date
Mar 2017
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Through an exploration of the ethical nature of nursing, Caring Matters Most asserts that the act of nursing itself embodies goodness. Nurses can develop this moral character in themselves by cultivating five habits: trustworthiness, imagination, beauty, space, and presence. Practicing these habits will sustain nurses as they meet the challenges of the workplace, the threat of automation, and the incivilities that arise within the nursing community. The volume concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions and exercises designed to help nurses apply concepts in the classroom or in practice. Each chapter combines highly readable explanations of moral theory with real-life examples that can guide nurses in day-to-day practice. Caring Matters Most is an ideal resource for academic or practicing nurses interested in healthcare ethics or philosophy.


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Caring Matters Most

The Ethical Significance of Nursing

Mark Lazenby

Table of Contents

Part I: The Ethical Significance of Nursing
Chapter 1: Trustworthiness
Chapter 2: Imagination
Chapter 3: Beauty
Chapter 4: Space
Chapter 5: Presence
Part II: The Ethical Significance of Nurses' Lives
Chapter 6: The Challenge of Unreasonable Demands
Chapter 7: The Threat of Becoming Automatons
Chapter 8: Being Good to Ourselves
Chapter 9: Creating a Civil Community
Chapter 10: Being Grateful
Chapter 11: Towards a Better World
Discussion Questions

About the author: 

Mark Lazenby, PhD, MSN is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Yale University's School of Nursing. He holds a Master's Degree in Theology and is an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner.

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