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Nursing Ethics pp 187-200 | Cite as

Conclusions

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Abstract

In this final Chapter, I will summarize the book’s argument and reiterate several major problems of the virtue-based approach to morality in contemporary nursing. I will consider some points for further enquiry and research. Finally, I will highlight some of the merits of the virtue-based approach and I will examine the topic of moral education.

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Moral Obligation Nursing Practice Virtue Ethic Moral Theory Moral Dilemma 
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Notes

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© Alan E. Armstrong 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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