Educational responses to unethical healthcare practice
A&S Science Previous     Next

Educational responses to unethical healthcare practice

Catharine Grob Senior tutor in physiology, School of Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford
Jane Leng Senior tutor in adult nursing care, School of Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford
Ann Gallagher Reader in nursing ethics, International Centre for Nursing Ethics, School of Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford

The aim of this article is to explore explanations for unethical healthcare practice and identify educational responses. The meaning of unethical practice is outlined and causes of it are suggested, primarily relating to individual perpetrators and organisational culture or climate. Empirical and theoretical literature is reviewed and research findings are discussed. Individual resilience and the ethical climate of healthcare organisations are considered as responses to unethical practice. Role modelling is explored, acknowledging the role of effective leadership.

Nursing Standard. 26, 41,35-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.06.26.41.35.c9159

Correspondence

c.grob@surrey.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

You need a subscription to read the full article