Turning the tables: The vulnerability of nurses treating Anorexia Nervosa patients

Karen Wright, Doris Schroeder

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    Abstract

    In bioethics, the concept of vulnerability is applied almost exclusively to research participants and patients. We turn the tables and apply the concept to nurses caring for anorexia nervosa (AN) sufferers. In doing so, and using results from a qualitative research study undertaken in the UK, we show that AN nurses face a significant probability of incurring identifiable harms (inauthentic relationships and nonreciprocal relationships). Some recommendations on how these harms can be avoided or mitigated are given, but further research is needed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)219-227
    Number of pages9
    JournalCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
    Volume25
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 09 Mar 2016

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