Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice

ISBN-10: 0130929735
ISBN-13: 9780130929730
Edition: 5th 2010
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Book details

List price: $92.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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 included.Nurses, nursing students, physicians and clergy.

Preface
Introduction to the Book
Introduction to Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas
Definitions and Sources of Knowledge
Ways of Thinking about Ethics
Ethical Theories
Ethical Dilemmas
Ethical Reasoning Using Ethical Theories
Health Care Ethics
Health Care Ethics and the Law
Values and Moral Development
Moral Development and World View
Examples of Ethical Dilemmas
Professional Codes of Ethics in the Health Sciences
The Role of the Ethicist
Some Questions to Consider
References
Selected Ethical Approaches: Theories and Concepts
Elements of a Decision-Making Framework
Focus on Virtue and Character
Focus on Principles
Focus on Caring
Ethical Theories and Concepts in Nursing Practice
References
Nursing's Ethical Tradition: The 1870s to the Rise of Bioethics
The Nursing Ethical Literature
The First Hundred Years of Ethics in Nursing
Codes of Ethics for Nursing
The Development of an Official Code of Ethics for the Profession
Notes
References
Professional Ethics and Institutional Constraints in Nursing Practice
The Importance of Nursing: Some Facts
Multiple Ethical Obligations/Responsibilities
Nursing Roles and Ethics-Historical Background
Moral Distress
Dynamics and Loyalties
Nurse-Doctor Relations
Nursing: A Traditional Female Occupation
Paternalism
Enduring Issues in Nursing
Can Nurses Be Ethical?
Advocacy
Mechanisms for Discussing Dilemmas
How Do We Know Right from Wrong?
Notes
References
Rights, Obligations, and Health Care
Concepts of Rights
Rights and Obligations in Health Care
Patient Rights and Obligations in Health Care
Further Thoughts for Nursing Practice
Case Study I
Case Study II
Notes
References
Ethical Principles of Informed Consent
Research and Informed Consent
Regulations and Human Subjects
Informed Consent and the Research Subject
Informed Consent and Selected Human Subjects
Informed Consent and Treatment
Informed Consent and Nursing
Case Study I
Case Study II
Notes
References
Abortion
Introduction
The Religious and Historical Context
The Legal and Political Context
The Medical and Scientific Context
The Ethical Dilemma of Abortion
Rights of the Fetus
Rights and Obligations of the Pregnant Woman
Rights and Obligations of Society
Abortion and Nursing
Case Study I
Case Study II
Notes
References
Dying and Death
Introduction
Determining When Someone Is Dying or Dead
Euthanasia: The Good Death
Suicide and Assisted Suicide as an Ethical Dilemma
Further Thoughts for Nursing Practice
Case Study I
Case Study II
Notes
References
Mental Illness and Development Disability
Introduction
Deviancy and Mental Illness
Coercion and Freedom
Ethical Dilemmas and Mental Illness
Implications for Nursing Practice
Developmental Disability
Definition and Labeling
Developmental Disability: Law, Ethics, and Social Policy
Ethical Implications for Nursing Practice
Case Study I Mentally III
Case Study II Developmentally Disabled
References
Policy, Ethics, and Health Care
Historical, Legislative, and Political Background
Health Care Policy-Recent Decades
Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy
Further Thoughts for Nursing
Case Study I
Case Study II
Note
References
Where to Next: Gathering the Issues
Changes in Science and Technology
Changes in Society
Changes in the World
Conclusion
Notes
References
Appendix: Resources
Index

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