Stefania Radaelli

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AIM This paper is a report of a study exploring the use of ethical codes and obstacles to their use in nursing practice as perceived by Finnish, Greek and Italian nurses. BACKGROUND In all European countries nurses are responsible for the well-being of patients, for their own technical and ethical competence and, for their own part, for the high standard(More)
Nurses are responsible for the well-being and quality of life of many people, and therefore must meet high standards of technical and ethical competence. The most common form of ethical guidance is a code of ethics/professional practice; however, little research on how codes are viewed or used in practice has been undertaken. This study, carried out in six(More)
This article is a first assessment of the Italian Code of deontology for nurses (revised in 1999) on the basis of data collected from focus groups with nurses taking part in the Ethical Codes in Nursing (ECN) project. We illustrate the professional context in which the Code was introduced and explain why the 1999 revision was necessary in the light of(More)
The distinction between suffering and pain express the two faces of a disease that influence a patient quality of life. Suffering is a composite phenomenon. It implies moral elements, such as the question that a human being can ask about the sense of life, the worries about himself and his own family; existential issues and ethical components. Suffering can(More)
Headaches can be considered as a paradigm for the so-called “invisible” diseases; difficulties that headache patients encounter and complain from often relate more to the lack of understanding and communication than to lack of a cure by their doctors. Even when treatment is available, although symptoms are relieved, this might not cure the suffering and the(More)
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