Ethical responsibilities in nursing: research findings and issues.

  title={Ethical responsibilities in nursing: research findings and issues.},
  author={Virginia R. Cassidy},
  journal={Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing},
  volume={7 2},
Discussions in the literature assert that nurses are becoming increasingly cognizant of their ethical responsibilities, but that they are often ill prepared to participate in ethical decision making. A review of selected research literature from 1970 to 1987 was undertaken to validate these assertions. A total of 12 studies related to ethical responsibilities was identified in the review; all studies were published between 1980 and 1987. The majority of studies were at the descriptive and… CONTINUE READING

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