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ERIC Number: EJ885788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Ethical Problems Experienced by School Nurses
Solum, Linda L.; Schaffer, Marjorie A.
Journal of School Nursing, v19 n6 p330-337 2003
This study explored school nurses' experience of ethical conflict in school nursing through interviews with six school nurses. The study examined how school nurses resolved ethical problems and the rationale used to resolve them. Emergent themes of ethical problems were professional relationship conflicts, delegation to and supervision of health assistants, child protection reporting, maintaining confidentiality, Do Not Resuscitate policy, and pressure to work outside of nursing practice standards. School nurses did not use ethical decision-making models in resolving conflict but demonstrated the use of professional standards, ethical principles, and personal values as rationale to resolve ethical problems. Results of this study suggested that school nurses would benefit from additional knowledge about ethical decision-making models. School nurses would also profit from hearing each other's voices through dialogue about ethical problems and decision making. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A