Ethics in the work of acting for patients.

  title={Ethics in the work of acting for patients.},
  author={Joan Liaschenko},
  journal={ANS. Advances in nursing science},
  volume={18 2},
A nursing therapeutics requires that nurses literally act for patients, and they do so in three domains: the physical the psychological, and what the author calls the "integrity of the self." Acting for the patient is a matter of inherent ethical significance. Acting for another carries the risk of instrumentality; that is, one person becomes the means to another's end. This can result in a variety of moral problems depending on who determines what the ends will be; the degree to which the ends… CONTINUE READING