“Nurses, like everyone else, have personal values,” adds Cynda Rushton, a Johns Hopkins professor of bioethics with appointments in the School of Nursing and the Berman Institute. “And sometimes those values are in conflict with what their patient may be asking them to do or participate in. Nurses have to find a way to reconcile their own moral values with the obligations of their profession.”

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