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Nursing ethics is a branch of applied ethics that concerns itself with activities in the field of nursing. Nursing ethics shares many principles with medical ethics, such as beneficence, non-maleficence and respect for autonomy. It can be distinguished by its emphasis on relationships, human dignity and collaborative care. The nature of nursing means that nursing ethics tends to examine the ethics of caring rather than 'curing' by exploring the everyday interaction between the nurse and the person in care. Nursing ethics emphasizes the ethics of everyday practice rather than moral dilemmas. Nursing ethics is more concerned with developing the caring relationship than broader principles, such as beneficence and justice. Nurses are responsible for their clinical function, and their main responsibility is to take care of the clients and patients who deserve appropriate and safe care.
Related Journals of Nursing Ethics
Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing, Journal of Perioperative & Critical Intensive Care Nursing, Forensic Nursing: Open Access, Advanced Practices in Nursing, Journal of Patient Care, Nursing Research, Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Inquiry, Nursing Outlook, Nursing Ethics