Guilt and nursing practice: implications for nurse education and the climate of care.

@article{Pask1994GuiltAN,
  title={Guilt and nursing practice: implications for nurse education and the climate of care.},
  author={Elizabeth J. Pask},
  journal={Nursing ethics},
  year={1994},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={
          80-5
        }
}
This paper considers the influence of guilt within nursing practice. The author draws on her experience as a nurse tutor to show how guilt has implications for the well-being of both nurses and patients. It is suggested that nurses' experience of guilt, and the fear that they may be considered guilty, are indicative of a moral climate that rests predominantly upon rules. While rules fulfil a requirement for professional and organizational accountability, they need not be perceived as statements… CONTINUE READING
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