Empirical and normative ethics: a synthesis relating to the care of older patients
2011 (English)In: Nursing Ethics, ISSN 0969-7330, E-ISSN 1477-0989, Vol. 18, no 6, 814-824 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to synthesize the concepts from empirical studies and analyze, compare and interrelate them with normative ethics. International Council of nurses (ICN) and the Health and Medical Service Act are normative ethics. Five concepts were used in the analysis; three from the grounded theory studies and two from the theoretical framework on normative ethics. A simultaneous concept analysis resulted in five outcomes; interconnectedness, interdependence, corroboratedness, completeness and good care are all related to the empirical perspective of the nurse’s interaction with the older patient, and the normative perspective, i.e. that found in ICN code and SFS law. Empirical ethics and normative ethics are intertwined according to the findings of this study. Normative ethics are supporting documents for nurses as professionals and by extension also beneficial for older patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2011. Vol. 18, no 6, 814-824 p.
Empirical ethics, Normative ethics, ICN code, Health and Medical Service Act, Beneficence, Nurse
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences Nursing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67876DOI: 10.1177/0969733011405875ISI: 000297476000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67876DiVA: diva2:413984