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Nurs Sci Q. 2010 Jan;23(1):18-21. doi: 10.1177/0894318409353812.

Nursing ethics and power in position.

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California Baptist University, Riverside, CA 92504, USA.


Power in positions of authority and responsibility may be manifested in myriad ways in management positions, with all businesses and disciplines, including the discipline of nursing. From the nursing disciplinary theoretical perspective of humanbecoming, this column begins a discussion regarding the obligations of healthcare disciplines to address the ethical questions of what should and ought members of healthcare disciplines be doing to enhance the quality and integrity for healthcare recipients' experiences. Exercising power judiciously and with transparency will be defined and emphasized as important for members of healthcare disciplines, for preserving and protecting the legacy of future healthcare leaders.

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