Menschenwürde und pflegerische Verantwortung
Zum ethischen Eigengewicht pflegebedürftiger Menschen im Spannungsfeld von moralischem Standpunkt und moralischem Status
1. Edition 2010
Universitätsverlag Osnabrück at V&R unipress
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Considering the ethical standard, the asymmetry of the relationship between nurses and their patients demands a profound analysis of different concepts of rationality, personality and human dignity.
This comparison of current concepts of philosophical ethics calls for an integrative solution, which acknowledges the fragility of life and reestablishes the symmetry in the nursing relationship. Only this acknowledgement of fragility enables nurses to treat their patients with genuine empathy, acknowledge their individuality and see their responsibility as an answer to the needs of their patients. In this book, the author engages in an interdisciplinary dialogue between applied nursing science and philosophical ethics. As a result, it shows that the separation of personality and moral rights is necessary to establish the moral weight of people in need of care in its own right.