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Application of Noddings’ Care Ethics in the Communication of Chinese Amputation Patients and Related Clinical Teaching

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Hongtao Xiong*, Zhouyong Tan, Xiaokuan Fu, Xuexian Wen

Department of Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Shenzhen People’s Hospital (The Second Clinical Medical College, Jinan University; The First Affiliated Hospital, Southern University of Science and Technology), Shenzhen 518020, Guangdong, China.

*Corresponding author: Hongtao Xiong


The ethics of Noddings’ care is an ethical theory which discusses the responsibility, emotion, relationship and mutual care between people, which has strong applicability in the relationship between doctors and patients. Amputation has the function of disability and is also a great blow to the patients’ psychology. Under the influence of traditional culture, Chinese people have a lower reception degree of this operation, and need to give more professional care. Besides the indication and necessity of amputation, the medical side should also consider the acceptance of patients and their families. This is related to the age and occupation, cultural customs, ideological cognition, economic situation of the patients, and not only the medical technology. In clinical work, we should fully recognize the necessity and limitation of this surgical treatment method, and pay attention to the advantages and disadvantages of amputation. This paper summarizes the effect of doctor-patient communication and clinical teaching of 22 amputated patients, discusses the use of Noddings’ care ethics knowledge to realize the good communication between doctors and patients, and at the same time, the specific application methods of Noddings’ care ethics are transferred to lower doctors, and finally achieve the equal and reciprocal interpersonal relationship among doctors, patients and students.


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Application of Noddings’ Care Ethics in the Communication of Chinese Amputation Patients and Related Clinical Teaching

How to cite this paper: Hongtao Xiong, Zhouyong Tan, Xiaokuan Fu, Xuexian Wen. (2021). Application of Noddings’ Care Ethics in the Communication of Chinese Amputation Patients and Related Clinical Teaching. The Educational Review, USA5(7), 191-195.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2021.07.001

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