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  • Date
    2008-08-12
  • Title
    The Influence of Teams, Supervisors and Organizations on Healthcare Practitioners' Abilities to Practise Ethically
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Nursing Leadership, Longwoods Publishing
  • Year
    2008
  • Author
    Sarah Wall and Wendy Austin
  • Description
    "A phenomenological study was conducted in which the impact of the team and the larger organization on practitioners' experiences of dealing with moral challenges was uncovered. Various mental healthcare professionals shared their experiences of ethically challenging situations in their practices and described the ways in which their teammates and supervisors affected how they faced these troubling situations. These findings allow us to see that there is considerable room for healthcare managers, many of whom are nurses, to facilitate supportive, ethical environments for healthcare professionals. An understanding of the essential experience of practising ethically allows for an appreciation of the significance of the team's role in supporting it and enables healthcare managers to target support for ethical healthcare work." (from abstract)
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management, Work Environment
  • Keywords
    ethics, teamwork, environment
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