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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154225
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Concept of Equality in Research of Nursing Ethics
Abstract:
Concept of Equality in Research of Nursing Ethics
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Lahtinen, Mari, RN, MNSc
P.I. Institution Name:University of Oulu
[Research Presentation] The aim of the study was to open up, define and categorize the concept of equality as a value of nursing ethics research. The goal of the study was to acquire tools that would help to understand the background, meaning and possibilities of the concept of equality in nursing ethics research. The research was positioned in conceptual basic study of nursing ethics, and it followed a philosophical approach, which consisted of three phases: problematisation, explication and argumentation. During problematisation, a systematic review of literature was conducted to define the concept of equality and its theoretical starting points in previous nursing ethics research. This study characterized the concept of equality in previous nursing ethics research as liberalistic-individualistic privilegisation. Liberalistic-individualistic privilegisation manifested itself as emphasizing the individual, emphasizing the community and as internal conflict of the concept in terms of practical nursing. The theoretical frame of reference of the study, based on feminist moral philosophy, was defined during explication. It viewed equality as a changing and evolving ethical value, depicting interrelations between people, with different implications in different relationships. In this study in addition to liberalistic-individualistic privilegisation, equality in nursing ethics research calls for taking into account three dimensions defining equality, i.e. the concepts of difference, dependence and power. As a world order principle, difference meant diversity, in which it is significant and valuable in itself. Understanding differences lead to acknowledging the difference and the resulting dependence between individuals or groups. Through redefinition of difference and dependence, power obtained its new meanings, where focus was given to the asymmetry and lack of dominance connected with it. The results of the study can be used to develop the range of concepts concerning equality in nursing ethics research and the ethical discussion on it, as well as to develop nursing ethics research and teaching.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConcept of Equality in Research of Nursing Ethicsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154225-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Concept of Equality in Research of Nursing Ethics</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lahtinen, Mari, RN, MNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Oulu</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mari.lahtinen@oulu.fi</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The aim of the study was to open up, define and categorize the concept of equality as a value of nursing ethics research. The goal of the study was to acquire tools that would help to understand the background, meaning and possibilities of the concept of equality in nursing ethics research. The research was positioned in conceptual basic study of nursing ethics, and it followed a philosophical approach, which consisted of three phases: problematisation, explication and argumentation. During problematisation, a systematic review of literature was conducted to define the concept of equality and its theoretical starting points in previous nursing ethics research. This study characterized the concept of equality in previous nursing ethics research as liberalistic-individualistic privilegisation. Liberalistic-individualistic privilegisation manifested itself as emphasizing the individual, emphasizing the community and as internal conflict of the concept in terms of practical nursing. The theoretical frame of reference of the study, based on feminist moral philosophy, was defined during explication. It viewed equality as a changing and evolving ethical value, depicting interrelations between people, with different implications in different relationships. In this study in addition to liberalistic-individualistic privilegisation, equality in nursing ethics research calls for taking into account three dimensions defining equality, i.e. the concepts of difference, dependence and power. As a world order principle, difference meant diversity, in which it is significant and valuable in itself. Understanding differences lead to acknowledging the difference and the resulting dependence between individuals or groups. Through redefinition of difference and dependence, power obtained its new meanings, where focus was given to the asymmetry and lack of dominance connected with it. The results of the study can be used to develop the range of concepts concerning equality in nursing ethics research and the ethical discussion on it, as well as to develop nursing ethics research and teaching.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:50:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:50:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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