Book: Caring Matters Most

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Caring Matters Most: The Ethical Significance of Nursing

Mark Lazenby, associate professor of nursing

(Oxford University Press)

Through an exploration of the ethical nature of nursing, ‘Caring Matters Most’ asserts that the act of nursing itself embodies goodness. Nurses can develop this moral character in themselves by cultivating five habits: trustworthiness, imagination, beauty, space, and presence. Practicing these habits will sustain nurses as they meet the challenges of the workplace, the threat of automation, and the incivilities that arise within the nursing community. The volume concludes with discussion questions and exercises designed to help nurses apply concepts in the classroom or in practice. Each chapter combines explanations of moral theory with real-life examples that can guide nurses in day-to-day practice.

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