Ethics on-the-run

Kinnane, Joanne H. (2009) Ethics on-the-run. British Journal of Midwifery, 17(1), pp. 30-35.

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Midwives are involved in a very dynamic profession. As they face their everyday tasks they encounter many different situations and a variety of people which results in a vast number of interactions. This narrative research project sought to identify some of the ‘ordinary’ encounters and interactions that midwives working in a hospital environment experience in their daily work and explore them from an ethical perspective. It found that many ethical decisions have to be made ‘on-the-run’, with no time to contemplate or decide what the best course of action might be. As ethics is embedded within every encounter a midwife has, it is essential that all midwives have an awareness and understanding of their own value systems, professional ethical codes and ethical principles that can act as guides when they have to make choices in these situations, which are frequently challenging.

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ID Code: 32855
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ethics, Midwifery
ISSN: 0969-4900
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Midwifery (111006)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2010 22:34
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2010 22:34

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