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Nursing Pioneer Sister Simone Roach Created Theory of Caring

July 18, 2016

(The Globe and Mail) – A pioneer in nursing ethics who developed an influential theory of caring, Sister Simone Roach was credited for establishing the first code of ethics for nurses in Canada and inspiring generations of nurses. In 1980, Sister Simone, who died on July 2 in Antigonish, N.S., at the age of 93, was called upon to oversee the development of a code of ethics for registered nurses in Canada. Having spent nine years building the nursing department at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, as the department’s chair, she was considered an influential nursing educator and perfect for the job.

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