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Approaching ethical reasoning in nursing research through a communitarian perspective.

Authors
Dresden-E; McElmurry-BJ; McCreary-LL
Source
J Prof Nurs 2003 Sep; 19(5):295-304
NIOSHTIC No.
20039146
Abstract
Most nurse researchers are embedded in research ethics guidelines based predominantly on the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, and justice. They are oriented toward protecting the rights of individual research participants. However, in cross-cultural, community-based, and international projects, further examination is required of community rights, as an entity in and of itself, to acknowledge and protect the community's rights. We suggest that communitarian philosophy is a perspective for the researcher to use in examining cross-cultural and international ethical questions. To show this assertion, dilemmas in community research are examined by using case studies and existing research ethics guidelines. Specific recommendations are offered for nursing scientists in practice, educational, and research settings seeking to balance the rights of the individual with those of the community.
Keywords
Nurses; Medical-care; Medical-personnel; Humans; Men; Women; Health-care; Author Keywords: Communitarian; Ethics; Community; Nursing ethics
CODEN
JPNUET
Publication Date
20030901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
8755-7223
Source Name
Journal of Professional Nursing
State
IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois-Chicago
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