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J Med Ethics 12:123-135 doi:10.1136/jme.12.3.123
  • Research Article

Ethical dilemmas in nursing.

Abstract

Nurses are increasingly realising that they can offer relevant information and participate in decision-making involving ethical issues. However, inter-professional communications are frequently inadequate, and do not permit exchange of opinions. The consequences are often frustrating and upsetting for nurses whose care is affected by others' policies. This paper explores these issues using some clinical examples.