Key Features

  • covers a wide range of ethical issues - much more than just ‘clinical' dilemmas and decision-making skills
  • a down-to-earth and practical approach to applied ethics
  • user-friendly layout
  • material on moral theory kept to a minimum (but dealt with thoroughly at the end of the book)
  • focuses on ethical issues in nursing and case studies taken from nursing practice i.e. the concrete concerns of nurses and other front-line workers
  • pedagogical features include: chapter aims, learning outcomes and further reading for possible essay, tutorial and project topics
  • also useful as a general work of reference on ethic in health care

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Ethics in nursing — continuity and change

PART 1 Cultural issues, methods and approaches to nursing ethics

1. Nursing ethics: historical, cultural and professional perspectives
2. Nursing ethics – what do we mean by ‘ethics’?

PART 2 Socialisation, professionalisation and nursing values

3. Becoming a nurse and member of the profession
4. Power and responsibility in nursing practice and management
5. Professional responsibility and accountability in nursing

PART 3 Nursing ethics – issues in clinical practice

6. Classical areas of controversy in nursing and biomedical ethics
7. Direct responsibility in nurse/patient relationships
8. Conflicting demands in nursing groups of patients

PART 4 Ethics in nursing management, research and teaching

9. Ethics in healthcare management: research, evaluation and performance management
10. The political ethics of healthcare: health policies and resource allocation
11. Corporate ethics in healthcare: strategic planning and ethical policy development

PART 5 Ethical decision-making and moral theory

12. Making moral decisions and being able to justify our actions
13. The relevance of moral theory: justifying our ethical policies

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702059988
Electronic ISBN:
9780702033452
Print ISBN:
9780443101380

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