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dc.contributor.authorShields, Linda
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Roger
dc.contributor.authorDarbyshire, Philip
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, Hugh
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Ged
dc.contributor.authorHungerford, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorStanley, David
dc.contributor.authorBen-Sefer, Ellen
dc.contributor.authorBenedict, Susan
dc.contributor.authorGoodman, Benny
dc.contributor.authorDraper, Peter
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Judith
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-12T23:13:36Z
dc.date.available2019-08-12T23:13:36Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0969-7330
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0969733016677870
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/384059
dc.description.abstractA paper was published in 2003 discussing the ethics of nurses participating in executions by inserting the intravenous line for lethal injections and providing care until death. This paper was circulated on an international email list of senior nurses and academics to engender discussion. From that discussion, several people agreed to contribute to a paper expressing their own thoughts and feelings about the ethics of nurses participating in executions in countries where capital punishment is legal. While a range of opinions were presented, these opinions fell into two main themes. The first of these included reflections on the philosophical obligations of nurses as caregivers who support those in times of great need, including condemned prisoners at the end of life. The second theme encompassed the notion that no nurse ever should participate in the active taking of life, in line with the codes of ethics of various nursing organisations. This range of opinions suggests the complexity of this issue and the need for further public discussion.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom841
dc.relation.ispartofpageto854
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNursing Ethics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Ethics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2201
dc.titleNurse participation in legal executions: An ethics round-table discussion
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWilliams, Ged F.


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