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Moral Habitability in Nursing: An Interpretive Description

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posted on 2017-08-29, 00:12 authored 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.


Principal supervisor

Susan Lee

Additional supervisor 1

Cheryle Moss

Additional supervisor 2

Paddy Rodney

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Nursing and Midwifery

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences