Title

Using a Buddhist Sangha as a model of communitarianism in nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2007

Department

Nursing

Abstract

In spite of a continuing long and rich history of caring for patients, many nurses have not been satisfied with their work. One cause among others for this dissatisfaction is that nurses often do not care for one another. The philosophy of a Buddhist Sangha, or community, is similar to the philosophy of western communitarian ethics. Both philosophies emphasize the importance of people working together harmoniously towards a common good. In this article, unsatisfactory nurse-nurse relationships have been considered and a model for communitarian nursing practice has been suggested based on a Buddhist Sangha.

Publication Title

Nursing Ethics

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

466

Last Page

477