As I’m working on a second edition of The Moral Work of Nursing: Asking and living with the questions, I think about the nurses working on the front lines of health care in hospitals, long term care facilities, community clinics, people’s homes and other settings. The intricacy of nurses’ skills, depth of knowledge, and extent of their care and support are often taken for granted. Yet, can you imagine a health care system without nurses?
Ccontinuing to reflect on and write about the complexity and moral nature of nursing, I hope that the book, The Moral Work of Nursing will encourage nursing students, educators and all practicing nurses in their work. I also hope that health care leaders and members of the public will be open to new glimpses of and insights into nurses’ role in health care.
The first edition of the book is still available through Promontory Press, Chapters outlets and on my website. It is a valuable resource for nursing students wanting to learn more about the lived experience of nursing.
The second edition, for release in spring 2017, will include additional chapters on community health ethics and end of life care.