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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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Book||p. xiii|
|Introduction to Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas||p. 1|
|Definitions and Sources of Knowledge||p. 1|
|Ways of Thinking about Ethics||p. 2|
|Ethical Theories||p. 2|
|Ethical Dilemmas||p. 3|
|Ethical Reasoning Using Ethical Theories||p. 4|
|Health Care Ethics||p. 5|
|Health Care Ethics and the Law||p. 6|
|Values and Moral Development||p. 6|
|Moral Development and World View||p. 7|
|Examples of Ethical Dilemmas||p. 7|
|Professional Codes of Ethics in the Health Sciences||p. 9|
|The Role of the Ethicist||p. 12|
|Some Questions to Consider||p. 12|
|Selected Ethical Approaches: Theories and Concepts||p. 14|
|Elements of a Decision-Making Framework||p. 15|
|Focus on Virtue and Character||p. 17|
|Focus on Principles||p. 17|
|Focus on Caring||p. 25|
|Ethical Theories and Concepts in Nursing Practice||p. 27|
|Nursing's Ethical Tradition: The 1870s to the Rise of Bioethics||p. 30|
|The Nursing Ethical Literature||p. 30|
|The First Hundred Years of Ethics in Nursing||p. 32|
|Codes of Ethics for Nursing||p. 34|
|The Development of an Official Code of Ethics for the Profession||p. 36|
|Professional Ethics and Institutional Constraints in Nursing Practice||p. 43|
|The Importance of Nursing: Some Facts||p. 43|
|Multiple Ethical Obligations/Responsibilities||p. 44|
|Nursing Roles and Ethics-Historical Background||p. 46|
|Moral Distress||p. 47|
|Dynamics and Loyalties||p. 47|
|Nurse-Doctor Relations||p. 50|
|Nursing: A Traditional Female Occupation||p. 51|
|Enduring Issues in Nursing||p. 53|
|Can Nurses Be Ethical?||p. 53|
|Mechanisms for Discussing Dilemmas||p. 55|
|How Do We Know Right from Wrong?||p. 55|
|Rights, Obligations, and Health Care||p. 59|
|Concepts of Rights||p. 59|
|Rights and Obligations in Health Care||p. 61|
|Patient Rights and Obligations in Health Care||p. 67|
|Further Thoughts for Nursing Practice||p. 70|
|Case Study I||p. 73|
|Case Study II||p. 74|
|Ethical Principles of Informed Consent||p. 77|
|Research and Informed Consent||p. 79|
|Regulations and Human Subjects||p. 80|
|Informed Consent and the Research Subject||p. 82|
|Informed Consent and Selected Human Subjects||p. 86|
|Informed Consent and Treatment||p. 87|
|Informed Consent and Nursing||p. 89|
|Case Study I||p. 93|
|Case Study II||p. 94|
|The Religious and Historical Context||p. 100|
|The Legal and Political Context||p. 102|
|The Medical and Scientific Context||p. 104|
|The Ethical Dilemma of Abortion||p. 106|
|Rights of the Fetus||p. 106|
|Rights and Obligations of the Pregnant Woman||p. 107|
|Rights and Obligations of Society||p. 108|
|Abortion and Nursing||p. 110|
|Case Study I||p. 112|
|Case Study II||p. 112|
|Dying and Death||p. 114|
|Determining When Someone Is Dying or Dead||p. 115|
|Euthanasia: The Good Death||p. 117|
|Suicide and Assisted Suicide as an Ethical Dilemma||p. 123|
|Further Thoughts for Nursing Practice||p. 124|
|Case Study I||p. 128|
|Case Study II||p. 129|
|Mental Illness and Development Disability||p. 131|
|Deviancy and Mental Illness||p. 133|
|Coercion and Freedom||p. 135|
|Ethical Dilemmas and Mental Illness||p. 140|
|Implications for Nursing Practice||p. 141|
|Developmental Disability||p. 143|
|Definition and Labeling||p. 145|
|Developmental Disability: Law, Ethics, and Social Policy||p. 146|
|Ethical Implications for Nursing Practice||p. 147|
|Case Study I Mentally III||p. 148|
|Case Study II Developmentally Disabled||p. 149|
|Policy, Ethics, and Health Care||p. 151|
|Historical, Legislative, and Political Background||p. 153|
|Health Care Policy-Recent Decades||p. 155|
|Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy||p. 156|
|Further Thoughts for Nursing||p. 160|
|Case Study I||p. 163|
|Case Study II||p. 164|
|Where to Next: Gathering the Issues||p. 166|
|Changes in Science and Technology||p. 166|
|Changes in Society||p. 171|
|Changes in the World||p. 175|
|Appendix: Resources||p. 182|
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