Moral Habitability in Nursing: An Interpretive Description

2017-08-29T00:12:44Z (GMT) by REBECCA ANNE VANDERHEIDE
There is a large body of nursing ethics research that focuses on the associations between adverse workplaces and the moral complexities of the everyday practice of nurses. While research has identified that the adversity nurses experience in their workplaces makes some environments morally uninhabitable, to date there have been no studies that directly explore or describe moral habitability in nursing. Through a synthesis of conceptual analysis and direct engagement with a particularly vulnerable subset of the nursing workforce, new graduate nurses, this study established an interpretive description of moral habitability in nursing, both conceptually and in practice.