Toward a Better World: The Social Significance of Nursing (Paperback)
Nurses are positioned on healthcare's front line, intimately connected to individuals, families, and communities. How can they leverage this position to work for the common good? In Toward a Better World, Mark Lazenby, a philosopher and a nurse, presents a plan of action. He argues that nurses advance the good society when they fulfill fundamental obligations. Promoting equality, peace and respect, providing assistance and safety, and safeguarding the health of our planet are among these obligations. By acting upon them, nurses become a force for social change in their communities. But through the collective power of more than 20 million nurses worldwide, nurses become a global force for making the world a better place--in the present and for the future. A companion to Caring Matters Most, Lazenby's ethics book, Toward a Better World challenges readers to lead good lives of service to others. This book will invigorate all, nurses and non-nurses alike, who wish to spend their lives making the world a better place.
Mark Lazenby, an advanced practice registered nurse and a philosopher, is Professor of Nursing and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, where he is also the School of Nursing's Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs. He has written books on the 20th-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's views of religion and on the ethical significance of nursing.