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Metaphysics of love as moral responsibility in nursing and midwifery

@inproceedings{Fitzgerald2005MetaphysicsOL,
  title={Metaphysics of love as moral responsibility in nursing and midwifery},
  author={Les Fitzgerald},
  year={2005}
}
This thesis explored the question of "what love is in nursing and midwifery". The answer is moral responsibility, a form of love that centres on the ability/possibility of a nurse to transcend their personal being as a self-project and to be "for" the patient as a first priority in living out the command to be responsible. 
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