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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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.
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