Moral issues in mentoring sessions

G. Hunink, R. van Leeuwen, M. Jansen, H. Jochemsen

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This article describes the results of research that investigated whether student nurses identified the moral aspects of everyday nursing care situations and, if so, how they dealt with them. We intended to elucidate the role of mentoring situations in moral development. Student written documents reflecting discussions during mentoring situations were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. The students studied in one of the three nursing schools involved in the research. In only a small proportion of cases (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-498
JournalNursing Ethics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • ethics education
  • nursing practice

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