Open-mindedness: a virtue for professional practice.
This paper introduces the notion of open-mindedness before proceeding to outline its value to the practical activity of nursing. An argument is constructed to point to the desirability of the development of a virtue of open-mindedness in nurses in order to complement evidence-based practice. Attention is drawn to two failures of open-mindedness (the vices of closed-mindedness and credulousness), which have the potential both to restrict autonomous practice and to cause harm.
Sellman, D. (2003). Open-mindedness: a virtue for professional practice. Nursing Philosophy, 4(1), 17-24. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1466-769X.2003.00113.x
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2003|
|Journal||Nursing philosophy : an international journal for healthcare professionals|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Additional Information||Additional Information : This paper identifies open-mindedness as an essential aspiration for nurses pursuing evidence-based practice. An analysis of what it means to be open-minded is followed by a critical discussion on some of the logical and conceptual difficulties of being open-minded.|