Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care (Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society) (Paperback)

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Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care (Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society) (Paperback)

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Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care examines the conflicting normative claims of partiality and impartiality in nursing care, looking in depth at how to reconcile reasonable concerns for one particular patient with equally important concerns for the maximisation of health-related welfare for all with relevant nursing-care needs, in a resource-limited setting.

Drawing on moral philosophy, this book explores how discussions of partiality and impartiality in moral philosophy can have relevance to the professional context of clinical nursing care as well as in nursing ethics in general. It develops a framework for normative nursing ethics that incorporates a notion of permissible partiality, and specifies which concerns an ethics of nursing care should entail when balancing partialist and impartialist concerns. At the same time, Nordhaug argues that this partiality must also be constrained by both principled and context-sensitive assessments of patients' needs, as well as of the role-relative deontological restriction of minimising harm, something that could be mitigated by institutional and organisational arrangements.

This thought-provoking volume is an important contribution to nursing ethics and philosophy.

Marita Nordhaug is Associate Professor at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Norway. She has a professional background as a nurse (RN), and holds a Master's Degree in Nursing Science, and a Ph.D. in the Study of Professions. Nordhaug has also been an associate Ph.D. student in the Ethics Programme, University of Oslo, Norway.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367224509
ISBN-10: 036722450X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 126
Language: English
Series: Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society