Nursing accountability: The broken circle
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The most fundamental question for anyone considering ethical practice in nursing is whether such a thing is possible. Particular ethical concerns arise where there is responsibility, and responsibility presupposes freedom. It is still far from clear whether nurses in the UK are free to judge and act as carers - and scrutiny of this leads one to fall back on the deeper question of what a nurse is. Even in the USA and Canada, where nursing is said to be 'more independent' of medicine, the root question is still how far it is actually independent and in what ways?