Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Anne J. Davis / Deborah Fowler / Mila A. Arosker  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
350
Pub.-date
July 2009
ISBN13
9780130929730
ISBN
0130929735
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Description

The fifth edition of Ethcial Dilemmas & Nursing Practice emphasizes the ethics of caring, virtue ethics, and communitarian ethics, in addition to principle-based ethics.  This new edition presents the pros and cons of current and classic issues that result in ethical dilemmas faced by nurses every day.

 

Using a principle-based theoretical framework, which is the framework used by health science professionals, these chapters present the most current issues confronted by our health-care system. 

Features

  • Current ethical dilemmas-Discusses relevant issues of the day such as active euthanasia, etc.
  • Revised case studies.
    • Provides students with scenarios updated to reflect current issues in health care that have recently received attention in the mass media.

  • Updated discussion of policy issues-Reflects recent changes in health care system.
  • Historical and contemporary focus-In discussion of clinical and policy issues.

    • Provides students with framework to use in examining ethical dilemmas.

  • Extensive coverage of principled-based ethics.

 

New to this Edition

  • Current ethical dilemmas-Discusses relevant issues of the day such as active euthanasia, etc.
  • Revised case studies provide students with scenarios updated to reflect current issues in health care that have recently received attention in the mass media.
  • Updated discussion of policy issues reflect recent changes in health care system

  • New! Chapter on human genome mapping, including a policy debate

     

Table of Contents

1. Health Care Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas


 2. Nursing's Ethics


 3. Values Clarification, Moral Development, and Other Considerations in Understanding Health Care Ethics


 4. Selected Ethical Approaches: Theories and Concepts


 5. Professional Ethics and Institutional Constraints in Nursing Practice


 6. Rights, Responsibilities, and Health Care


 7. Self-Determination


 8. Reproducing Life 


 9. Dying and Death


10. Behavior Control


11. Mental Retardation


12. Policy, Ethics, and Health Care

 

 

 

Back Cover

 

Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice 5e

 

Anne J. Davis RN, PhD, DSc (hon), FAAN
Marsha D. Fowler, PhD, MDiv, MS, RN, FAAN
Mila Ann Aroskar, EdD, DSc (hon)

 

Since the first edition of this important book published in 1978, the limits of health care have expanded, and the types of ethical dilemmas facing nurses have increased.  This new edition presents the pros and cons of current and classic issues that result in ethical dilemmas faced by nurses every day.

 

Using a principle-based theoretical framework, which is the framework used by health science professionals, these chapters present the most current issues confronted by our health-care system.  Case studies in each chapter bring these issues alive, and the discussion questions provide a framework for reflection.  

 

New:

Chapter on human genome mapping, including a discussion of the policy debate  

 

 

 

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