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Article on a nursing ethical issue proves useful.

I FOUND Terri Webby's exemplar "Dealing with ethical challenges in practice", published in last month's issue of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand (p26-27), fascinating. I admire the way Terri handled a difficult situation. As a result, she may have improved the health of not just one nuclear family, but many others in their extended family and community, by establishing an effective therapeutic relationship based on trust.

I only hope there were no adverse consequences for the family as a result of the publication of the article, though I note names and details were changed to protect the family's identity.

As an aside, it's good to have "real" examples of ethical issues in practice to discuss with my nursing students.

Linda Dow, RGON, BN, PGDip

Dunedin
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Title Annotation:letters
Author:Dow, Linda
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Apr 1, 2004
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