Nursing Ethics : Communities in Dialogues
For courses in Nursing Ethics, Health Care Ethics, or Issues/Trends in Nursing.This text seeks to prepare students to become active participants in communal dialogues about values in health care. Its presentation of multiple ethical theories helps students understand how different ethical rules and values are justified and applied as well as how community and cultural perspectives shape how participants from diverse backgrounds contribute to the ethics dialogue.
- Paperback | 350 pages
- 177.8 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 498.96g
- 03 Jul 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Back cover copy
As the boundaries of health care continually expand, medical ethics are continually challenged. Current and comprehensive, "Nursing Ethics: Communities in Dialogue" addresses these key issues and details the relationship between health care institutions and the communities they serve. Presenting multiple ethical theories with an emphasis on community and cultural perspectives, "Nursing Ethics" features: Discussions of three ethical perspectives: Rule Ethics, Virtue Ethics, and Feminist EthicsA five-step framework for ethical analysisExtended application of each ethical theoryEmphasis on the communal nature of nursing ethicsChapter-opening Case Studies introducing each theory chapterCommunities in Dialogue cases that encourage exploration of broader, community-wide considerationBoxed Highlights that call attention to key chapter ideas
Table of contents
1. Ethics as Communal Dialogue. 2. Rule Ethics: Reason and Impartiality. 3. Applying Rule Ethics. 4. Virtue Ethics: Character, Judgment, and Community. 5. Applying Virtue Ethics. 6. Feminist Ethics: Reconstructing the Community. 7. Applying Feminist Ethics. 8. Care for the Frail Elderly: A Comparative Analysis.