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Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing

Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing - 3rd edition

Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9781418042745

ISBN10: 1418042749

Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing by Margaret A. Burkhardt - ISBN 9781418042745
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Delmar Publications
Published: 2008
International: No
Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing by Margaret A. Burkhardt - ISBN 9781418042745

ISBN13: 9781418042745

ISBN10: 1418042749

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 08

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Summary

Students and professionals alike have utilized this dynamic resource to apply legal and ethical decision-making to the complex issues which affect their practice. Now, this highly praised text has been updated to include the latest trends, principles, theories and models that serve as guides for ethically sound behavior in contemporary nursing care. With real-world examples like Hurricane Katrina and the Schiavo case, chapter concepts are naturally applied to the practice setting. Critical thinking examples and exercises challenge the reader through self-reflection. Considering the context of complexities created by scientific and technological advances, client diversity, and various practice settings, this text emphasizes the importance of moral action in personal and professional situations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Social, philosophical, and other historical forces influencing the development of nursing p. 2
Ethical theory p. 24
Ethical principles p. 52
Values clarification p. 82
Values development p. 98
Ethical decision making p. 116
Legal issues p. 148
Professional issues p. 184
Professional relationship issues p. 204
Practice issues related to technology p. 230
Practice issues related to patient self-determination p. 268
Scholarship issues p. 302
Global consciousness in the twenty-first century p. 322
Health policy issues p. 358
Economic issues p. 380
Social issues p. 400
Gender issues p. 420
Transcultural and spiritual issues p. 440
Empowerment for nurses p. 464
Enabling patient empowerment p. 484
Code of ethics for nurses (2001) p. 493
The patient care partnership : understanding expectations, rights and responsibilities p. 514
Code of ethics for registered nurses : Canadian nurses association p. 518
The international council of nurses code of ethics for nurses p. 536
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