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Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780766836297

ISBN10:
0766836290
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/8/2001
Publisher(s):
CENGAGE Delmar Learning

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Summary

Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing explores the theories, models and principles that serve as guides for ethically sound behavior within a nursing context. This text addresses the complexities created by science and technological advances, the variety of settings in which nurses practice, and the diversity of the patients in their care, all the while emphasizing the importance of principled behavior in personal and professional situations. The text also examines global issues that intertwine with the nursing profession, such as health policy, economics, social, gender, transcultural and spiritual considerations. Engaging exercises, reflective questions, case presentations and creative activities are integrated throughout the text. ;· More personal and conversational tone of this 2nd edition makes material more accessible ;· Reorganized reflection on the history of nursing puts contemporary issues into context ;· Expanded discussion of issues related to professional relationships, systems within which nurses work, technology and patient self-determination promotes exploration of issues facing nursing today (Key words: Ethics, Issues, Nursing, Trends)

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Contributorsp. xvi
Guides for Principled Behaviorp. 1
Social, Philosophical, and Other Historical Forces Influencing the Development of Nursingp. 2
Objectivesp. 2
Introductionp. 3
The Influence of Social Needp. 4
Spiritual, Religious, and Gender Influencesp. 6
The Modern Erap. 15
Summaryp. 17
Chapter Highlightsp. 17
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 18
Referencesp. 18
Ethical Theoryp. 20
Objectivesp. 20
Introductionp. 21
Philosophyp. 23
Morals/Ethicsp. 24
Theories of Ethicsp. 26
Summaryp. 37
Chapter Highlightsp. 37
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 38
Referencesp. 38
Ethical Principlesp. 40
Objectivesp. 40
Introductionp. 41
Autonomyp. 41
Beneficencep. 48
Nonmaleficencep. 50
Veracityp. 51
Confidentialityp. 54
Justicep. 57
Fidelityp. 59
Summaryp. 59
Chapter Highlightsp. 60
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 60
Referencesp. 62
Developing Principled Behaviorp. 65
Values Clarificationp. 66
Objectivesp. 66
Introductionp. 67
What Are Values?p. 67
Acquiring Valuesp. 67
Self-Awarenessp. 68
Values in Professional Situationsp. 71
Summaryp. 77
Chapter Highlightsp. 77
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 78
Referencesp. 78
Values Developmentp. 80
Objectivesp. 80
Introductionp. 81
Transcultural Considerations in Values Developmentp. 81
Theoretical Perspectives of Values Developmentp. 82
Some Nursing Considerationsp. 87
Summaryp. 89
Chapter Highlightsp. 90
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 90
Referencesp. 91
Ethical Decision Makingp. 92
Objectivesp. 92
Introductionp. 93
Moral/Ethical Problemsp. 93
Making Decisionsp. 97
Ethical Decision Makingp. 98
Process of Ethical Decision Makingp. 100
Applying the Decision-Making Processp. 103
Summaryp. 106
Chapter Highlightsp. 106
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 106
Referencesp. 107
Principled Behavior in the Professional Domainp. 109
Legal Issuesp. 110
Objectivesp. 110
Introductionp. 111
Relationship Between Ethics and the Lawp. 111
General Legal Conceptsp. 113
Recent Legal Trendsp. 125
Risk Managementp. 129
Nurses as Expert Witnessesp. 133
Summaryp. 134
Chapter Highlightsp. 134
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 135
Referencesp. 136
Professional Issuesp. 137
Objectivesp. 137
Introductionp. 138
Professional Statusp. 138
Expertisep. 141
Autonomyp. 142
Accountabilityp. 145
Authorityp. 149
Unityp. 150
Summaryp. 152
Chapter Highlightsp. 152
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 152
Referencesp. 153
Professional Relationship Issuesp. 155
Objectivesp. 155
Introductionp. 156
Problem Solving in the Professional Realmp. 156
Nurses' Relationships with Institutionsp. 161
Nurses' Relationships with Other Nursesp. 164
Nurses' Relationships with Physiciansp. 166
Nurses' Relationships with Subordinatesp. 168
Discrimination and Harassmentp. 169
Summaryp. 174
Chapter Highlightsp. 174
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 174
Referencesp. 175
Practice Issues Related to Technologyp. 177
Objectivesp. 177
Introductionp. 178
Benefits and Challenges of Technologyp. 178
Current Technology: Issues and Dilemmasp. 180
Nursing Practice in the Midst of Technologyp. 198
Summaryp. 200
Chapter Highlightsp. 201
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 202
Referencesp. 202
Suggested Readingsp. 204
Practice Issues Related to Patient Self-Determinationp. 205
Objectivesp. 205
Introductionp. 206
Autonomy and Paternalismp. 206
Informed Consentp. 209
Advance Directivesp. 213
Choices Concerning Life and Healthp. 219
Summaryp. 228
Chapter Highlightsp. 228
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 229
Referencesp. 230
Scholarship Issuesp. 233
Objectivesp. 233
Introductionp. 234
Academic Honestyp. 234
Research Issues and Ethicsp. 236
Ethical Treatment of Datap. 244
Summaryp. 246
Chapter Highlightsp. 246
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 246
Referencesp. 247
Global Issues That Impinge on Nursing Practicep. 249
Health Care Changes and Challengesp. 250
Objectivesp. 250
Introductionp. 251
A Brief History of Health Care Delivery: The Euro-American Experiencep. 251
Health Care Perspectives: A Global Concernp. 260
Alternative Traditions of Health Carep. 263
Challenges for Rural and Urban Aggregatesp. 264
Summaryp. 265
Chapter Highlightsp. 266
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 266
Referencesp. 267
Suggested Readingsp. 268
Health Policy Issuesp. 269
Objectivesp. 269
Introductionp. 270
Political Issuesp. 270
Health Policyp. 272
Nursing, Policy, and Politicsp. 279
Lobbyingp. 282
Summaryp. 285
Chapter Highlightsp. 285
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 286
Referencesp. 286
Economic Issuesp. 288
Objectivesp. 288
Introductionp. 289
Overview of Today's Health Care Economicsp. 289
Distributive Justicep. 291
Recent Trends and Health Economic Issuesp. 296
Summaryp. 300
Chapter Highlightsp. 301
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 301
Referencesp. 302
Social Issuesp. 304
Objectivesp. 304
Introductionp. 305
Social Issuesp. 305
Ethical Principles Applied to Social Issuesp. 313
Personal Impediments to Intervening with Vulnerable Groupsp. 315
Social Issues and Scholarshipp. 316
Summaryp. 317
Chapter Highlightsp. 317
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 318
Referencesp. 318
Gender Issuesp. 321
Objectivesp. 321
Introductionp. 322
Historical Perspectives and Overview of Gender-Based Issuesp. 322
Gender and Racep. 323
Sex Discrimination in Nursingp. 324
Sexual Harassment in Nursingp. 327
Communication Issues Related to Genderp. 329
Modern Sexismp. 331
Sexual Orientationp. 331
Summaryp. 332
Chapter Highlightsp. 333
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 333
Referencesp. 334
Transcultural and Spiritual Issuesp. 337
Objectivesp. 337
Introductionp. 338
Transcultural Issuesp. 338
Issues Related to Spirituality and Religionp. 348
Summaryp. 354
Chapter Highlightsp. 354
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 355
Referencesp. 356
The Power to Make a Differencep. 359
Empowerment for Nursesp. 360
Objectivesp. 360
Introductionp. 361
Influences on Nursing's Perceptions of Principled Practicep. 361
Understanding Power and Empowermentp. 364
Personal Empowermentp. 366
Professional Empowermentp. 368
Re-Visioning Nursingp. 371
Summaryp. 372
Chapter Highlightsp. 373
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 373
Referencesp. 374
Enabling Patient Empowermentp. 376
Objectivesp. 376
Introductionp. 377
Patients and Empowermentp. 377
Nurses and Patient Empowermentp. 377
Enhancing Patient Capacity for Decision Makingp. 379
Fostering Patient Empowermentp. 380
Summaryp. 381
Chapter Highlightsp. 381
Discussion Questions and Activitiesp. 382
Referencesp. 382
Code of Ethics for Nurses (2001): American Nurses Associationp. 385
A Patient's Bill of Rights: American Hospital Associationp. 403
Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses: Canadian Nurses Associationp. 407
ICN Code of Ethics for Nursesp. 415
Glossaryp. 417
Indexp. 429
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