Revisiting the call to care: an ethical perspective.


As the 21st century rapidly approaches, a reexamination of nursing's call to care is timely. Caring, long claimed as central to nursing practice, seems to be in jeopardy. The article presents evidence that nurses do care for their patients. Moreover, caring is essential to the moral integrity of their practice. The article calls on nurses to put patients before convenience and to remember that without patients there would be no profession.

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@article{Hartman1998RevisitingTC, title={Revisiting the call to care: an ethical perspective.}, author={Rosanne L. Hartman}, journal={Advanced practice nursing quarterly}, year={1998}, volume={4 2}, pages={14-8} }