Nursing Ethics through the Life Span

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Elsie Bandman / Bertram Bandman  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
333
Pub.-date
March 2001
ISBN13
9780838569764
ISBN
0838569765
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Description

For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Fundamentals of Nursing, Nursing Ethics, or Issues and Trends.

This interdisciplinary text guides students and practitioners to make ethically justifiable decisions in patient care. The text gives nurses a comprehensive basis for understanding the application of ethical principles throughout the life span. It explores both traditional and contemporary theories and acknowledges changing issues and trends in health care that affect the role of nurses.

Features

  • NEW - Consistent format in special ethics chapters-Each chapter in Part II, Nursing Ethics through the Life Span, includes three sections entitled “Developmental Highlights,” “Issues and Problems,” and “Morally Reasoned Nursing Interventions.”
    • Adds to ease of use and makes information easy to access quickly.

  • NEW - Clinical case studies included throughout each chapter-Illustrate day-to-day ethical situations.
    • Provides students with a practical appreciation of chapter content.

  • NEW - “What if?”questions-Located throughout the text.
    • Promotes critical thinking and helps students apply material to real-life situations.

  • Extensive coverage of current healthcare topics that have ethical ramifications such as euthanasia, assisted suicide, HIV/AIDS, organ transplantation and experimental medical treatments.
    • Prepares students to provide competent care in cases where there are complex ethical issues.

New to this Edition

  • Consistent format in special ethics chapters-Each chapter in Part II, Nursing Ethics through the Life Span, includes three sections entitled “Developmental Highlights,” “Issues and Problems,” and “Morally Reasoned Nursing Interventions.”
    • Adds to ease of use and makes information easy to access quickly.

  • Clinical case studies included throughout each chapter-Illustrate day-to-day ethical situations.
    • Provides students with a practical appreciation of chapter content.

  • “What if?”questions-Located throughout the text.
    • Promotes critical thinking and helps students apply material to real-life situations.

Table of Contents

I. MORAL PATHWAYS IN NURSING.

 1. The Moral Significance of Nursing.
 2. Models of Professional Relationships.
 3. Self-Interest Morality.
 4. Virtue Ethics in Nursing.
 5. Consequentialist or Utilitarian Ethics.
 6. Duty-Based Ethics: Universal Moral Principles.
 7. Rights-Based Ethics.
 8. Ethical Decision Making in Nursing.

II. NURSING ETHICS THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN.

 9. Nursing Ethics in the Procreative Family.
10. Ethics and the Problem of Abortion.
11. Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of Infants.
12. Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of Children.
13. Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of Adolescents.
14. Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of Adults.
15. Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of the Elderly.
16. Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of the Dying.
Glossary of Selected Terms.
Appendix.
Index.

Back Cover

Exploring both traditional and contemporary ethical theories, the fourth edition of >Nursing Ethics through the Life Span outlines and applies philosophical guidelines that will assist any nurse in making ethically sound choices. Appropriate either as a guide for nursing students or as a reference for practicing nurses, Bandman & Bandman give readers a thorough, sound basis for understanding why the application of ethical principles is important in health care. Included are:

  • Clinical case studies within each chapter to illustrate day-to-day ethical situations.
  • Extensive coverage of current healthcare topics that have ethical ramifications such as euthanasia, assisted suicide, HIV/AIDS, organ transplantation, and experimental medical treatments.
  • "What If..." questions throughout the text to encourage critical thinking.
  • Special ethics chapters that feature "Developmental Highlights," "Issues and Problems," and "Morally Reasoned Nursing Interventions."