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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|
|Development and Practice of Principled Behavior|
|Ethical Decision Making|
|Principled Behavior in the Professional Domain|
|Issues Related to Professional Relationships|
|Practice Issues Related to Technology|
|Practice Issues Related to Patient Self-Determination|
|Global Issues that Impinge on Nursing Practice|
|Health Care changes and Challenges|
|Issues Related to Health Policy|
|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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