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The nurse-nurse relationship

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Abstract

We have already noted that the Code of Conduct states, in clause 5, that each nurse shall ‘work in a collaborative and cooperative manner with other health care professionals and recognise and respect their particular contributions within the health care team’ (UKCC, 1984). Similarly, the ANA Code for Nurses says that nurses should ‘actively promote … collaborative planning’ (ANA, 1985, p. 16). Problems may occur, however, in working relationships between junior nurses and their seniors, or between peers. Nurse managers may face issues of a special sort. It is to these difficult areas that we now turn.

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© Ruth Chadwick & Win Tadd 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Applied Ethics Philosophy SectionUniversity of Wales College of CardiffUK
  2. 2.Gwent Health AuthorityUK

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