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Moral distress in community health nursing practice

Guzys, D ORCID: 0000-0002-0054-9015, Tori, K ORCID: 0000-0003-4026-6842 and Mather, C ORCID: 0000-0002-4301-0028 2021 , 'Moral distress in community health nursing practice' , Australian Journal of Primary Health , doi: 10.1071/PY20276.

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Contemporary sociopolitical circumstance impedes the delivery of primary health care in keeping with itsunderlying philosophy and tenets. Skills to negotiate the maintenance of best practice and quality care in an evolvingpractice environment are fundamental to nursing. Nurse education needs to incorporate the ideals of best practice ideologyto ensure that all are prepared to negotiate the realities of nursing practice. In this discussion paper the experience of moraldistress by community health nurses is used to illustrate why skills in political advocacy and action are equally essential asclinical skills in nurse education and professional practice.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Guzys, D and Tori, K and Mather, C
Keywords: nursing, workforce, moral distress, community health
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Primary Health
Publisher: C S I R O Publishing
ISSN: 1836-7399
DOI / ID Number: 10.1071/PY20276
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Journal compilation Copyright La Trobe University 2021

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