GENEROSITY AND THE MORAL IMAGINATION IN THE PRACTICE OF TEAMWORK
Arber, A and Gallagher, A (2009) GENEROSITY AND THE MORAL IMAGINATION IN THE PRACTICE OF TEAMWORK NURSING ETHICS, 16 (6). 775 - 785.
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In this paper we discuss generosity, a virtue that has received little attention in relation to nursing practice. We make a distinction between material generosity and generosity of spirit. The moral imagination is central to our analysis of generosity of spirit. We discuss data taken from a team meeting and identify the components of generosity. For example use of the moral imagination to interrupt value judgements, protecting the identity of the chronically ill patient through use of the psychosocial format, and displaying empathetic maturity. The talk of the team enable us to understand and make visible the link between generosity, moral imagination and identity construction. The topic of generosity although contextualised in a UK setting has relevance to other cultural contexts.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > Health and Social Care|
|Date :||1 November 2009|
|Identification Number :||10.1177/0969733009343134|
|Uncontrolled Keywords :||Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Nursing, generosity, moral imagination, reputation, teamwork, virtue ethics|
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|Depositing User :||Anne Arber|
|Date Deposited :||19 Nov 2010 10:54|
|Last Modified :||24 Jan 2013 09:09|
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