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Key milestones in the operationalisation of professional nursing ethics in Australia: a brief historical overview

Johnstone, Megan-Jane 2016, Key milestones in the operationalisation of professional nursing ethics in Australia: a brief historical overview, Australian journal of advanced nursing, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 35-45.

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Title Key milestones in the operationalisation of professional nursing ethics in Australia: a brief historical overview
Author(s) Johnstone, Megan-Jane
Journal name Australian journal of advanced nursing
Volume number 33
Issue number 4
Start page 35
End page 45
Total pages 12
Publisher Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2016-06
ISSN 0813-0531
1447-4328
Keyword(s) nurses
ethics
nursing ethics
history of nursing
Australia
Summary Objective To provide a brief historical overview of the achievement of key milestones in the development of mechanisms for operationalising professional nursing ethics in Australia; examples of such milestones include: the publication of the first Australian text on nursing ethics (1989), the provision of the first Australian national distance education course on nursing ethics for registered nurses (1990), the adoption of the first code of ethics for Australian nurses (1993), and the commissioning of the first regular column on nursing ethics by the Australian Nurses Journal (2008).

Setting Australian nursing ethics.

Primary argument
An historical perspective on the achievement of key milestones in the development of mechanisms for operationalising professional nursing ethics in Australia has been poorly documented. As a consequence an authentic ‘Australian voice’ is missing in global discourses on the history and development of nursing ethics as a field of inquiry. Compared with other countries, the achievement of key milestones pertinent to the operationalisation of nursing ethics in Australia has been relatively slow. Even so, over the past three decades an Australian perspective on nursing ethics has gained a notable voice in the international arena with Australian nursing scholars now making a significant contribution to the field.

Conclusion Nursing ethics in Australia remains a ‘work in progress’. Although significant achievements have been made in the last three decades, the ongoing development of mechanisms for advancing nursing ethics in Australia would benefit from the development and implementation of a strategic agenda of collaborative, internationally comparative, cross disciplinary scholarship, research and critique.
Language eng
Field of Research 1110 Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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