Title: Nursing, obedience, and complicity with eugenics: a contextual interpretation of nursing morality at the turn of the twentieth century
Authors: Berghs, M ×
Dierckx de Casterlé, Bernadette
Gastmans, Chris #
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Series Title: Journal of medical ethics vol:32 issue:2 pages:117-22
Abstract: This paper uses Margaret Urban Walker's "expressive collaborative" method of moral inquiry to examine and illustrate the morality of nurses in Great Britain from around 1860 to 1915, as well as nursing complicity in one of the first eugenic policies. The authors aim to focus on how context shapes and limits morality and agency in nurses and contributes to a better understanding of debates in nursing ethics both in the past and present.
ISSN: 0306-6800
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
Interfaculty Centre for Biomedial Ethics and Law
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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