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Plast Surg Nurs. 1999 Spring;19(1):45-6.

Spirituality and prayer research: a select annotated bibliography.

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Office of Health Care Ethics, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA.


As the world has become more complex, so too have our ethical conceptualizations about it. In the 1970s, ethical theories and principle-based bioethics dominated. Then clinicians and scholars began to experience the limitations of these two approaches when used alone. In the 1980s, women's voices began to be heard through both feminist ethics and the ethic of care. In addition, virtue ethics and casuistry again gained recognition. During the 1990s and as we are about to enter the 21st century, ethics has expanded to capture the concepts of narrative ethics and spirituality. This select annotated bibliography focuses on spirituality and on prayer research.

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