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Chapter 5: Toward a New Medical Ethics: Implications for Ethics in Nursing
As medical ethics matures, so too will the implications for nursing ethics. The two disciplines are parallel. Yet because of specific features that are not common to the two, nursing ethics should be seen as a separate discipline with its own patterns of development.
In this paper I will examine the changes that have taken place in medical ethics. The purpose of this examination is to ferret out the implications of those changes for the parallel discipline of nursing ethics. Because broad strokes are used to sketch the changes in the former, with apologies to historians of medical ethics (Burns, 1977), my comments are necessarily sweeping ...