Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice

Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice

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This valuable guide helps develop the critical thinking skills needed to become effective patient advocates. Pinpointing the systematic methods of reasoning through an ethical dilemma, this is the ultimate resource to resolving ethical issues in a system undergoing fundamental change. The fourth edition reflects contemporary issues such as informed consent, abortion, death and dying, and behavior control. Numerous case studies are also includedshow more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 172.72 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 294.83g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130929735
  • 9780130929730
  • 2,035,329

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Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice 5e Anne J. Davis RN, PhD, DSc (hon), FAAN Marsha D. Fowler, PhD, MDiv, MS, RN, FAAN Mila Ann Aroskar, EdD, DSc (hon) Since the first edition of this important book published in 1978, the limits of health care have expanded, and the types of ethical dilemmas facing nurses have increased. This new edition presents the pros and cons of current and classic issues that result in ethical dilemmas faced by nurses every day. Using a principle-based theoretical framework, which is the framework used by health science professionals, these chapters present the most current issues confronted by our health-care system. Case studies in each chapter bring these issues alive, and the discussion questions provide a framework for reflection. New: Chapter on human genome mapping, including a discussion of the policy debate (Pearson Health Science logo)show more

Table of contents

1. Health Care Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas 2. Nursing's Ethics 3. Values Clarification, Moral Development, and Other Considerations in Understanding Health Care Ethics 4. Selected Ethical Approaches: Theories and Concepts 5. Professional Ethics and Institutional Constraints in Nursing Practice 6. Rights, Responsibilities, and Health Care 7. Self-Determination 8. Reproducing Life 9. Dying and Death10. Behavior Control11. Mental Retardation12. Policy, Ethics, and Health Careshow more

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