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A Comment on Fry's "The Role of Caring in a Theory of Nursing Ethics"

Jeannine Ross Boyer and James Lindemann Nelson
Hypatia
Vol. 5, No. 3 (Autumn, 1990), pp. 153-158
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3809984
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A Comment on Fry's
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Abstract

Our response to Sara Fry's paper focuses on the difficulty of understanding her insistence on the fundamental character of caring in a theory of nursing ethics. We discuss a number of problems her text throws in the way of making sense of this idea, and outline our own proposal for how caring's role may be reasonably understood: not as an alternative object of value, competing with autonomy or patient good, but rather as an alternative way of responding toward that which is of value.

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