Morally autonomous practice?

  title={Morally autonomous practice?},
  author={Philomena Anne Scott},
  journal={ANS. Advances in nursing science},
  volume={21 2},
The structures and contexts within which nurses work results in the moral agency and moral autonomy of the nurse being compromised. This claim results from a confusion of (1) the concept of autonomy with those of freedom and independence; and (2) a confusion of the notion of moral autonomy with that of autonomous professional practice. The drawing of appropriate distinctions allows clarification of the relevant concepts. It also underlines the responsibility of practitioners to recognize the… CONTINUE READING

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