Nurses and whistleblowing: the ethical issues.

  title={Nurses and whistleblowing: the ethical issues.},
  author={Stephen Wilmot},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={32 5},
Whistleblowing - the public exposure of organizational wrongdoing - presents practical and ethical dilemma for nurses, and needs to be seen as part of a spectrum of increasingly confrontative actions against miscreant organizations by their employees. The ethics of whistleblowing can only be understood in relation to its moral purpose, whether that is to achieve a good outcome (a consequentialist view) or fulfil a duty (a deontological view). The consequentialist perspective is unable on its… CONTINUE READING

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