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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. ISSN 0969-7330

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in Nursing Ethics, 16 (6) 2009. Copyright 2009 Sage Publications.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Nursing, generosity, moral imagination, reputation, teamwork, virtue ethics
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Divisions: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > Health and Social Care
Depositing User: Anne Arber
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 10:36
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:45
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/732158

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