Bending the truth: professionals' narratives about lying and deception in nursing practice

Anthony G. Tuckett (1999) Bending the truth: professionals' narratives about lying and deception in nursing practice. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 35 5: 292-302.


Author Anthony G. Tuckett
Title Bending the truth: professionals' narratives about lying and deception in nursing practice
Journal name International Journal of Nursing Studies
Publication date 1999-01-02
Year available 1999
DOI 10.1016/S0020-7489(98)00043-1
Volume 35
Issue 5
Start page 292
End page 302
Total pages 10
Publisher Elsevier Science Ltd
Subject 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
321100 Nursing
Abstract The purpose of this study was to capture an insight into the phenomenon of lying as part of the deception employed by a group of practising nurses from a variety of clinical settings. The importance of this research is that it adds to the limited knowledge of the range of situations in which nurses use deception. A case study research approach was utilised. The findings presented in this article emphasise the complexity of the subject within a dynamic social context. The articel describes the nurses' intention, role, the nature of relationships and contect and how institutional culture impacts on disclosure to clients. Additionally, it describes how nurses distinguish lying from other deceptive practices. These findings have relevance for clinical practice and continuing applied ethics research.
Keyword deception
lying
benevolence
no-maleficence
caring
nurses
attitudes

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery Publications
 
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