Using a Buddhist Sangha as a model of communitarianism in nursing
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.
Rich, K. L.
(2007). Using a Buddhist Sangha as a model of communitarianism in nursing. Nursing Ethics, 14(4), 466-477.
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