“What are We Really Doing Here?” Journeys into Hospital Ethics Committees in Germany: Nurses’ Participation and The(ir) Marginalization of Care

Bioethical Issues, Sociological Perspectives

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1438-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-501-7

ISSN: 1057-6290

Publication date: 1 January 2007

Abstract

The tradition of medicine has until now been characterized by an aspiration to provide as complete as possible a service of care to the populations to which it owes responsibility. The same holds for nursing and caring practices, but the tradition is loosening. Despite the collective assumption that medical and nursing practice rests on solid grounds of knowledge and is framed by a caring ethos, change in practice not only has typically come about in a complex and diffuse fashion, but has also come along with sacrifices, losses and deficits.

Citation

Kohlen, H. (2007), "“What are We Really Doing Here?” Journeys into Hospital Ethics Committees in Germany: Nurses’ Participation and The(ir) Marginalization of Care", Katz Rothman, B., Mitchell Armstrong, E. and Tiger, R. (Ed.) Bioethical Issues, Sociological Perspectives (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 91-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1057-6290(07)09004-3

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