Ethics in Nursing Practice


  • Graham Rumbold, MSc, BA, RN, NDN, CHNT, DNT, RNT, Coordinator of International Affairs and Continuing Professional Development, Centre for Healthcare Education, Nene * University College Northampton

Here's the third edition of this well-known text, which examines the principles that guide nursing practice to all levels. Completely updated and revised, this text uniquely addresses the impact of NHS trusts, GP contracts, and the international market economy on nursing ethics. Provides in depth discussion on the most recent developments in nursing practice.
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Book information

  • Published: March 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2312-5

Table of Contents

What Is Nursing Ethics. What Is Right?. Cultural Influences on Ethical Decision-Making. Sanctity of Life Versus Qualiy of Life. For the Good of Whom? Duties, Rights and Responsibilities. Death and Dying .The Unborn Child. Hospitals Should Do No the Patient No Harm .Confidentiality .To Tell or Not to Tell. The Nurse-Doctor-Relationship. Is It Fair? Beneficence, Non-Maleficence and Autonomy. The Vulnerable Patient. The Rights of the Patient.