Stefania Radaelli

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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)
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)
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)
medicine has made huge progress in understanding and treating specific diseases. The diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of medicine have increased, and technology has taken one step further in providing highly scientific tools and procedures. Diseases' classification nowadays is mostly based on pathological lesions and on processes enlightened by(More)
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