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Commentary on Skar R (2010) The meaning of autonomy in nursing practice

Rowe, John (2010). Commentary on Skar R (2010) The meaning of autonomy in nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(17-18) pp. 2662–2663.

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Abstract

Autonomy is usually described as a state of being independent or self-governing, but the meaning is more broadly defined in ethical discourse, healthcare and nursing. This commentary on the paper by Skar (2010) suggests the term autonomy in nursing is sometimes misapplied; terms such as 'confidence' and 'competence' are more appropriate.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Journal of Clinical Nursing
ISSN: 1365-2702
Keywords: autonomy nursing
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Nursing
Item ID: 31198
Depositing User: John Rowe
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 09:19
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 17:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/31198
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