Introduction: Nursing is a profession in which, traditionally, first comes care for others. However, before we can do a proper and professional nursing care, we have to learn to do self-care first. A Nurse, whom values self-care, is able to care and maintain her own physical and mental health, with which the quality of nursing rises. Purpose: Diploma work tried to find the connection between ethics of care, self-care and burnout syndrome among nurses. Methods: Used was descriptive method with slovenian and foreign literature review, which were publish during the years from 2000 till 2019. The criteria to include the literature in final analyses was: published slovenian literature and foregin literature written in english language, published from the year 2000 till june 2019. The literature had to include two of the keywords. The articles needed to be published in scientific publications, with the theme from the keywords. In the final analyses there were included 37 literature units. Results: From all literature units, only 2 articles pursue the topic of nurses self-care. Other literature units are focused on ethical dilemmas, causes for emotional distress and bad working conditions in nursing and burnout syndrome. Discussion and conclusion: Self-Care is part of care ethics. Reserching nurses' self-care would help solving problems of emotional exhaustion and absenteezem. Wtih that the quality of nurses' life would rise, which would lead to better quality of nursing care.