9781418042745

Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing

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  • ISBN13:

    9781418042745

  • ISBN10:

    1418042749

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/8/2007
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Summary

Students and professionals alike have utilized this dynamic resource to apply legal and ethical decision-making to the complex issues which affect their practice. Now, this highly praised text has been updated to include the latest trends, principles, theories and models that serve as guides for ethically sound behavior in contemporary nursing care. With real-world examples like Hurricane Katrina and the Schiavo case, chapter concepts are naturally applied to the practice setting. Critical thinking examples and exercises challenge the reader through self-reflection. Considering the context of complexities created by scientific and technological advances, client diversity, and various practice settings, this text emphasizes the importance of moral action in personal and professional situations.

Table of Contents

Guides for Principled Behavior
Social, Philosophical, and Other Historical Forces Influencing the Development of Nursing
Ethical Theory
Ethical Principles
Development and Practice of Principled Behavior
Values Clarification
Developing Values
Ethical Decision Making
Principled Behavior in the Professional Domain
Legal Issues
Professional Issues
Issues Related to Professional Relationships
Practice Issues Related to Technology
Practice Issues Related to Patient Self-Determination
Scholarship Issues
Global Issues that Impinge on Nursing Practice
Health Care changes and Challenges
Issues Related to Health Policy
Economic Issues
Social Issues
Gender Issues
Transcultural and Spiritual Issues
The Power to Make a Difference
Empowerment for Nurses
Enabling Patient Empowerment
American Nurses Association: Code for Nurses with Interpretive Statements
American Hospital Association: A Patient's Bill of Rights
Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics: An Ethical Basis for Nursing in Canada
International Council of Nurses: Code for Nurses
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