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Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science
Virtue ethics and principle-based ethics are two major approaches in nursing and healthcare ethics. These approaches complement each other by emphasizing different aspects of ethics. Principle-based ethics emphasizes action, and virtue ethics focuses on character and attitudes of the person who performs the action. Virtue ethics, almost pushed aside the dominance of principle-based ethics since the1970s,is regaining attention in the recent international literature. Whereas the nursingdoi:10.5630/jans.28.4_3 fatcat:oi2r444opzc4rkb3dr3js6snhi