A case study of ethical issues in health promotion — mammography screening: the nurse’s position

  • Alison Dines


All nurses in the United Kingdom may be called upon to play a part in the national mammography screening programme. This may involve anything from working in a screening centre to simply being ready to inform members of the public about breast cancer screening should their professional knowledge be called upon. The programme, which forms an important part of the government’s health promotion strategy, poses complex ethical issues. No work has so far examined how nurses and other health promoters might respond to these. This chapter explores the nurse’s position in the light of these moral dilemmas.


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