Ethical Issues in Nursing Leadership
王淑芳(Shu-Fang Wang)；洪志秀(Chich-Hsiu Hung)
倫理困境 ； 決策 ； 領導 ； ethical dilemma ； decision-making ； leadership
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52卷5期（2005 / 10 / 01）
51 - 58
Social transition causes shifts and changes in the relationship between health, professionals and their patients. In their professional capacity, it is important today for nurses to handle ethical dilemmas properly, in a manner that fosters an ethical environment. This article investigates the ethical concerns and decision processes of nurses from a knowledge construction perspective, and examines such issues as patient needs, staff perceptions, organizational benefits, and professional image. The decision making methods commonly used when facing ethical dilemma explored in this study include the traditional problem solving, nursing process, MORAL model, and Murphy's methods. Although decision making for ethical dilemmas is governed by no universal rule, nurses are responsible to try to foster a trusting relationship between employee and employer, health care providers and patients, and the organization and colleagues. When decision making on ethical dilemmas is properly executed quality care will be delivered and malpractice can be reduced.
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