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Nurs Sci Q. 2008 Jul;21(3):207-10. doi: 10.1177/0894318408320142.

The ethics of human dignity: a nursing theoretical perspective.

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California Baptist University, Riverside, California 92504, USA. constancemilton@yahoo.com

Abstract

The concept of human dignity is a term commonly used in professional codes and standards for biomedical healthcare disciplines and professional nursing practice. What is the definition of this ethical concept? This column offers a unique definition from a nursing disciplinary perspective. Common straight thinking or ethical questions emerging with the application of the concept in practice are offered along with a discussion of misunderstandings regarding the use of the concept in nursing practice and in professional healthcare arenas.

PMID:
18544780
DOI:
10.1177/0894318408320142
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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