Residents' rights and nurses' ethics in the Australian nursing home

Tuckett, A. G. (2005) Residents' rights and nurses' ethics in the Australian nursing home. International Nursing Review, 52 3: 219-224. doi:10.1111/j.1466-7657.2005.00429.x


Author Tuckett, A. G.
Title Residents' rights and nurses' ethics in the Australian nursing home
Journal name International Nursing Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-8132
1466-7657
Publication date 2005-09
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2005.00429.x
Volume 52
Issue 3
Start page 219
End page 224
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Subject 321106 Aged Care Nursing
Abstract Background: This article is derived from a more extensive review of literature for a qualitative study that explored the meaning of truth-telling within the care provider-aged resident dyad in high-level (nursing home) aged care. Aim: This paper describes through the literature, work practices and the culture of the nursing home as promoting instrumental care, therefore prioritizing doing-for over being-with. The nursing home, starved of time and staff, silences and isolates the aged care resident in an environment that is, arguably, rarely homelike. Conclusion: The appraisal of the nursing home offered here means that a number of residents' rights are at risk and care providers (notably registered nurses and the personal care assistants) risk contravening the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia.
Keyword Nursing
Ethics
Nurses
Nursing Home
Residents
Rights
Time
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This is an author version of an article originally published as Tuckett, A. G. (2005) Residents' rights and nurses' ethics in the Australian nursing home, International Nursing Review, 52 (3) :219-224. DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2005.00429.x Copyright 2005 International Council of Nurses. All rights reserved.

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