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Ethical Issues for Nurses in Force-Feeding Guantánamo Bay Detainees

Olsen, Douglas P. PhD, RN; Gallagher, Ann PhD, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: November 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 11 - p 47–50
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000456431.17645.75
Ethical Issues

Military nurses face conflicting ethical imperatives.

The authors discuss the ethical quandary military nurses face when duty to follow orders conflicts with fundamental values.

Douglas P. Olsen is an associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing in East Lansing and a contributing editor of AJN. Ann Gallagher is professor of ethics and care and director of the International Care Ethics Observatory at the University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK, and editor of Nursing Ethics, an international journal. Contact author: Douglas P. Olsen, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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