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The role of conscience in nursing practice

journal contribution
posted on 15.11.2021, 00:22 by Michelle ClearyMichelle Cleary, David Lees
Professional and ethical codes and standards mandate nursing care that is safe and effective while being responsive to individual and community needs and cultural beliefs and practices (International Council of Nurses, 2012). Care is also guided by nurses’ own individual characteristics, including their critical thinking skills, values, and worldviews. Within this mix of influences, conscience may be a particularly important factor, although we may not always be cognizant of this. This column explores the role of conscience in nursing practice, highlighting its importance and some of the challenges involved in ensuring it positively influences stakeholder experiences and outcomes.

History

Volume

40

Issue

3

Start Page

281

End Page

283

Number of Pages

3

eISSN

1096-4673

ISSN

0161-2840

Location

England

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Tasmania

Era Eligible

Yes

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Issues in Mental Health Nursing