Essentials of Teaching and Learning in Nursing Ethics

1st Edition

Perspectives and Methods


Key Features

  • Outlines and critiques all current ethical theories and considers their application to nursing practice
  • Explores ethical issues in numerous cultures
  • Includes case studies drawn from a range of countries
  • Written by leading nurse educators and philosophers in the field

Table of Contents

Introduction. Section 1: Brief history of nursing ethics; Social ethics; Religious ethics and secular ethics. Section 2: Theoretical content of nursing ethics for education and practice virtue ethics content; Virtue ethics critique; Virtue ethics and nursing. Section 3: Principle-based ethics content; principle-based ethics critique; principle-based ethics and nursing. Section 4: Caring ethics content; Caring ethics critique; Caring ethics and nursing. Section 5: Feminist ethics content; Feminist ethics critique; Feminist ethics and nursing. Section 6: Teaching nursing ethics; Aims and purposes of teaching nursing ethics; Case studies. International perspective on ethical issues. The future of nursing ethics.
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© 2006
Churchill Livingstone
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About the editors

Anne Davis

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emerita, University of California, San Francisco, CA; Professor, Nagano College of Nursing, Japan

Verena Tschudin

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor, Nursing Ethics; Lecturer/Tutor in Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey, UK

Louise Tew

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Philosophy and Health Care, University of Wales, Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK