Nurses Matter pp 106-125 | Cite as

The Ethical is the Visionary

  • Verena Tschudin


It is a fact that nurses and nursing have for a long time waited for some knight in shining armour to ‘fix it’ for them. Because this knight has never turned up, nurses have become disillusioned with their vision and their reality. When nurses can understand why fairy tales will not work, but that the real archetype of the nurse and the woman who can say both the creative ‘yes’ and ‘no’ is what matters, they will then be able to take their vision upon themselves again and make it work for themselves. The vision is one of equality with other health professionals, of relationships and community, of working and being able to work professionally in such a way as to use their creativity for the benefit of society as a whole.


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