Nurturing the moral imagination: a reflection on bioethics education for nurses
Languages of publication
A recent Carnegie Report on Nursing Education – Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation challenges the nursing profession to embrace an education model that integrates knowledge, skilled know how and ethical comportment. Placing ethics in such a prominent position in nursing education is a radical transformation. Teaching ethics must be intentional and it is integral to the development of individual nurses and the profession as a whole. The development of moral imagination has a prominent place in this new education model. The moral imagination is the ability to ponder and wonder about the inherent rightness or wrongness of decisions, choices and behaviors. This paper will review some key issues relevant to teaching ethics and then explore what nurturing the moral imagination could do for nurses as they learn to apply abstract ethics concepts to their clinical practice.
- ANA  – American Nurses Association, Code of Ethics For Nurses with Interpretive Statements, Silver Spring, MD 2001.
- Bandman, Bandman  – E. Bandman, B. Bandman, Nursing ethics through the life span, fourth edition, Pearson Education INC, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 2002.
- Beauchamp, Childress  – T. Beauchamp, J. Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, sixth edition, Oxford University Press, New York 2009.
- Begley  – A.M. Begley, Facilitating the Development of Moral Insight in Practice: Teaching Ethics and Teaching Virtue, “Nursing Philosophy” 12 (4) 2006: 257-265.
- Benjamin, Curtis  – M. Benjamin, J. Curtis, Ethics in Nursing, third edition, Oxford University Press, New York, NY 1992.
- Benner, Tanner, Chesla  – P. Benner, C.A. Tanner, C.A. Chesla, Expertise in Nursing Practice. Caring, Clinical Judgment, and Ethics, Springer Publishing, New York 1996.
- Benner, Surphen, Leonard, et. al.  – P. Benner, M. Surphen, V. Leonard, L. Day, Educating Nurses. A Call for Radical Transformation, Jossey-Bass, Stanford, CA 2010.
- Brown, et. al.  – S.T. Brown, M.K. Kirkpatrick, D. Mangum, J. Avery, A Review of Narrative Pedagogy Strategies to Transform Traditional Nursing Education, “Journal of Nursing Education” 47 (5) 2008: 293-286.
- Butts, Rich  – J.B. Butts, K.L. Rich, Nursing Ethics Across the Curriculum and Into Practice, second edition, Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA 2008.
- Devettere  - R.J. Devettere, Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics. Cases and Concepts Third Edition, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC 2010.
- Doane, et. al.  – G. Doane, B. Pauly, H. Brown, G. McPherson, Exploring the Heart of Ethical Nursing Practice: Implications for Ethics Education, “Nursing Ethics” 11 (3) 2004: 240-253.
- Elliott  – C. Elliott, Where Ethics Comes From and What To Do About It, “Hastings Center Report” 22 (4) 1992: 25-35.
- Fry  – S. Fry, Ethics in Nursing Practice. A Guide to Ethical Decision Making, The International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland 1994.
- Grady, et. al.  - C. Grady, K. Soeken, M. Danis, P. O’Donnell, C. Taylor, A. Farrar, C. Ulrich, Does Ethics Education Influence the Moral Action of Practicing Nurses and Social Workers?, “American Journal of Bioethics” 8 (4) 2008: 4-11.
- ICN  – International Council of Nurses, The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland 2006.
- Jormsri, et. al.  - P. Jormsri, W. Kunaviktikul, S. Ketefian, A. Chaowalit, Moral Competence in Nursing Practice, “Nursing Ethics” 12 (6) 2005: 582-594.
- Lützén, et al.  – K. Lützén, V. Dahlqvist, S. Eriksson, A. Norberg, Developing the Concept of Moral Sensitivity in Health Care Practice, “Nursing Ethics” 13 (2) 2006: 187-196.
- Morrison  - E.E. Morrison, Health Care Ethics. Critical Issues for the 21st Century, second edition, Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA 2009.
- Pelligrino, et. al.  – E.D. Pellegrino, M. Siegler, P.A. Singe, Teaching Clinical Ethics, “The Journal of Clinical Ethics” 1 (3) 1990: 175-180.
- Ravitsky, et. al.  – V. Ravitsky, A. Geister, A. Caplan (eds.), The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics, Springer, New York, NY 2009.
- Sullivan  – W. M. Sullivan, Work and Integrity. The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America. second edition, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA 2005.
- Wocial  – L.D. Wocial, An Urgent Call for Ethics Education, “The American Journal of Bioethics” 8 (4) 2008: 21-23.
- Woods  - M. Woods, Nursing Ethics Education: Are We Really Delivering The Good(s)?, “Nursing Ethics” 12 (1) 2005: 5-18.
- Woogara  – J. Woogara, International Center for Nursing Ethics Summer School: Teaching Ethics in Healthcare Students, “Nursing Ethics” 12 (1) 2005: 108-109.
Publication order reference