AUTHORS: Bishop/Scudder - ©1996
This book focuses on the "moral sense of nursing" by developing nursing ethics as it is rooted in everyday practice rather than the application of philosophical ethics. This implies a "therapeutic ethic" that is founded in caring; two of the four primary themes of the book deal with the concept of caring. In addition, this book argues that such a nursing ethic has an evocative or inspirational side: the decision to become a nurse implies a call to caring. The interpretive nature of this brief text advances our understanding of both nursing and ethics.