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Advances in Nursing Science:
Nursing Ethics

Nursing Ethics in an Era of Globalization

Austin, Wendy RN, PhD

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Abstract

We live in an era of globalization in which our essential interdependence is increasingly revealed. Transportation and communication technology plus worldwide health, environmental, and security risks and a world economy driven by transnational corporations are connecting us in a new kind of way. Incredible advances in biotechnology, the pressing demands of equity and justice in resource allocation, and the need for a universal perspective in health ethics are some of the issues challenging our moral imagination in significant ways. Nurses need to ask themselves: What changes for nursing ethics when the global—not the local—becomes the dominant frame of reference?

© 2001 Aspen Publishers, Inc.

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