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dc.contributor.author Akinsola, H.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-04T12:59:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-04T12:59:10Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Akinsola, H.A. (2001) Ethical issues in rural nursing practice in Botswana, Nursing Ethics, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 340-349 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0969-7330 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1477-0989 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/724
dc.description.abstract The concern for ethical principles and values is not limited to health professionals alone. However, ethical principles in nursing act as safety valves for social control to prevent professional misconduct and abuse of the rights of clients. As a result of colonial experience, developing countries like Botswana usually follow the European lead, especially examples from the UK. This article examines the ethical problems and dilemmas associated with rural nursing practice in Botswana, a developing country in sub-Saharan Africa. The major ethical problems identified are related to the distribution of and access to health resources in rural communities. It is proposed that nurses must assume responsibility in the field of access and allocation by working collaboratively with governments and other professional bodies, and that nurses as a global community must work together as a team to support each other. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Arnold. http://nej.sagepub.com/ en_US
dc.subject Developing countries en_US
dc.subject Ethical dilemmas en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject Human rights en_US
dc.subject Primary health care facilities en_US
dc.subject Rural nursing practice en_US
dc.title Ethical issues in rural nursing practice in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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