Nursing Ethics Journal

The international journal Nursing Ethics has grown in size and importance since its beginning. It is available online as part of a personal and institutional subscription: see here. The current contents can be found here.

An international journal for health care professionals

The Nursing Ethics journal:

  • is a resource for nurses, midwives, health visitors and professionals in the rehabilitation and related disciplines
  • provides a forum for studies in the morality, ethics and law of the caring professions
  • relates to professional development in its practical approach to topics
  • carries empirical studies concerning ethical and legal issues, conceptual analyses of modes of thought in health care, comparative and cross-cultural studies
  • analyses official documents and codes of conduct from statutory bodies, professional organisations, government departments and health authorities
  • focuses on political and policy issues as they affect the health care professionals
  • has a special interest in the accountability of the professions vis-a-vis management, inter-professional relations, patient rights and welfare
  • examines topical issues and news items
  • debates contentious issues in specific fields of care
  • discusses connections between ethical and legal issues
  • deals with issues of politics, gender, the environment of care, management and administration
  • also covers issues of spiritual care and philosophy of care

Nursing Ethics features commissioned and non-commissioned articles, case studies, codes and declarations, news items, book reviews, comments, correspondence and notices of meetings, events and conferences. All articles are anonymously refereed.

Editor: Ann Gallagher
Publisher: Sage

The Journal appears eight times a year: ISSN 0969-7330

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Nursing Ethics is abstracted/listed in:

  • Academic Sear Premier
  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • BDlic
  • Bibliography of Bioethics
  • British Nursing Index
  • Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)
  • English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
  • Health Care Database
  • Fundacion Index
  • Index Medicus/MEDLINE
  • International Nursing Index
  • ISI Current Contents/Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • ISI Discovery Agent
  • Nursing Abstracts
  • Philospher's Index
  • RCM Current Awareness Service
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (also known as Social SciSearch)

Nursing Ethics archive

To view archive copies of Nursing Ethics please visit the SAGE website.

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