This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book aims to fill a gap with an in-depth exploration of nursing ethics content from the western philosophical tradition and some of the methods used in teaching this content. It addresses cross-cultural issues in using specific ethics content. It also reveals the poverty of the present dualism model in nursing ethics and replace this with a more complex and more useful model that invites debate. Its scope is both wide and deep but that is needed to enrich the basis for teaching nursing ethics.
- 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
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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- © Churchill Livingstone 2006
- 22nd February 2006
- Churchill Livingstone
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Professor Emerita, University of California, San Francisco, CA; Professor, Nagano College of Nursing, Japan
Editor, Nursing Ethics; Lecturer/Tutor in Nursing Ethics, University of Surrey, UK
Centre for Philosophy and Health Care, University of Wales, Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK