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Corroborating indicates nurses’ ethical values in a geriatric ward
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2011 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 6, no 3, 7291- p.Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to identify nurses’ ethical values, which become apparent through their behaviour in the interactions with older patients in caring encounters at a geriatric clinic. Descriptions of ethics in a caring practice are a problem since they are vague compared with the four principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. A Grounded Theory methodology was used. In total, 65 observations and follow-up interviews with 20 nurses were conducted, and data were analysed by constant comparative analysis. Three categories were identified: showing consideration, connecting, and caring for. These categories formed the basis of the core category: ‘‘Corroborating.’’ In corroborating, the focus is on the person in need of integrity and self-determination; that is, the autonomy principle. A similar concept was earlier described in regard to confirming. Corroborating deals more with support and interaction. It is not enough to be kind and show consideration (i.e., to benefit someone); nurses must also connect and care for the older person (i.e., demonstrate non-maleficence) in order to corroborate that person. The findings of this study can improve the ethics of nursing care. There is a need for research on development of a high standard of nursing care to corroborate the older patients in order to maintain their autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence. The principal of justice was not specifically identified as a visible nursing action. However, all older patients received treatment, care, and reception in an equivalent manner.

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Co-Action Publishing , 2011. Vol. 6, no 3, 7291- p.
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ethical values, geriatric wards, grounded theory, nursing ethics, nurses behaviour
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8118Local ID: 2320/9371OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-8118DiVA: diva2:889001
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22

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