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Volume 2, Issue 1, 2013, ISSN 1948-5816

Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing Health Communications: The Clash of Western and Indigenous Perspectives.  Robert Kalwinsky

The issues of indigenous rights and cultural relativism have been some of the most contentious concerns facing nurses in their research and practice. United Nations guidelines and declarations (Brock, 2002) have led to an international political and cultural process that is attempting to convert neocolonial sociocultural forms into forms of indigenous respect and self-determination. However, in many arenas, such as philosophy and medicine, the absolute application of this concept is under fire. This debate has transformed the landscape of healthcare research and related communication strategies on many specific issues. This paper attempts to find an ethical framework for nurse professionals as they attempt to work, often serving as intermediaries, with the healthcare providers and the population at risk.  Full Article