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Nursing Ethics

A Virtue-Based Approach


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alan E. Armstrong
    Pages 1-3
  3. Alan E. Armstrong
    Pages 26-39
  4. Alan E. Armstrong
    Pages 95-108
  5. Alan E. Armstrong
    Pages 157-179
  6. Alan E. Armstrong
    Pages 187-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-240

About this book


This book proposes a 'strong' (action-guiding) account of a virtue-based approach to moral decision-making within contemporary nursing practice. Merits and criticisms of obligation and virtue-based approaches to morality are explored. The author argues that in order to deliver morally good care, it is necessary to examine one's moral character.


care ethics morality nursing Virtue Ethics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

About the authors

ALAN E. ARMSTRONG is Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

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