alexa Beyond principles: virtue ethics in hospice and palliative care.
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Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research

Author(s): Giblin MJ

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Abstract Living ethically in the face of death is a major challenge for the ill person, the family, and the hospice staff. Beyond the recognized need for ethical decision-making regarding medical principles, there are decisions about character for all involved: "What kind of person will I be?" "What kind of family will we be?" What kind of caregiver will I be?" "What kind of community will we be? This article is a discussion of virtues that are appropriate in hospice staff and volunteers: compassion/empathy, faithfulness, justice/advocacy and practical wisdom. The author calls for a wider sharing of their knowledge and experience.
This article was published in Am J Hosp Palliat Care and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research

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