Implications of utility and deontology for the clinical nurse specialist
NLM Title Abbreviation
Clin Nurse Spec
Clinical Nurse Specialist
DOI of Published Version
Faced with prospective payment plans and personnel shortages nurses in advanced clinical practice are under pressure to find practical solutions. These solutions may reflect the institutional philosophy of utility rather than the traditional nursing ethic of deontology, illustrating the need to examine the differences between utilitarian and deontological principles as they affect nursing practice. This paper discusses deontology and utility as they apply to nursing practice, considers how these different philosophical positions may affect advanced practitioners, and describes the current status of ethics in nursing.
Clinical Nurse Specialists, Ethics, Nursing, Philosophy
Published Article/Book Citation
Clinical Nurse Specialist, 3:3 (1989) pp.109-112.