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Ethics For Nurses : Theory and Practice.

Author: Pam Cranmer; Jean Nhemachena
Publisher: Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book on ethics for nurses will guide students and nurses through the process of recognizing ethical dilemmas in nursing practice, and better prepare them to nurse in an ethical way.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Cranmer; Jean Nhemachena
ISBN: 9780335241675 0335241670
OCLC Number: 843642798
Description: 1 online resource (393 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; praise for This Book; Contents; preface; Acknowledgements; 1 What is Ethics? An Introduction; Introduction; Ethics; Morals; Philosophy; Principles; Values; Beliefs; Virtues; Manners; Conscience; Ethical dilemmas; Nursing and ethics; References; 2 What Must Nurses Do?; Introduction; Where did duty-based ethics originate?; Definitions of duty-based theory; What duties do we have?; Criticism of duty-based ethical decision-making; Duty of beneficence; Duty of non-maleficence; Duties of the nurse; What is the Nursing and Midwifery Council? A conflict of dutiesReferences; 3 Should Consequences be Considered?; Consequentialism and utilitarianism; How do you make decisions?; Utilitarianism; Criticism of consequentialism and utilitarianism; Allocation of resources; Discussion of this chapter's scenario: Mrs Zenab Begum; References; 4 Why are Respect and Autonomy so Important in Health Care?; Introduction; Definitions of autonomy; Respect; What is meant by consent?; Consent and nursing; Informed consent; Valid consent; How do you decide what is adequate?; What does 'having capacity' or 'being competent' mean? How is consent obtained?Expressed consent; Nursing dilemmas; Verbal consent; Implied consent; Consent in an emergency; What about those who are unable to decide for themselves?; What about children and minors?; Confidentiality as part of respect and autonomy; Why bother with confidentiality?; Can confidential information be divulged or is the duty to keep secrets absolute?; When can information be disclosed in health care?; The case of Gemma Washington; References; 5 What is Fairness in Care?; Introduction; Moral justification for justice; Justice as fairness; Distributive justice. Distributing organs for transplantationAllocating resources; Retributive justice; Criminal justice; Advocacy; The scenario (Box 5.1) and justice; References; 6 What are Rights?; Introduction; Definitions of rights; Where have rights come from?; Rights and responsibilities; The nurse's rights and responsibilities; The patient's rights and responsibilities; What is claiming, waiving, infringing or violating a right?; Who can hold rights?; Problems with the notion that rights can only be claimed by responsible people; Children and rights. People with learning difficulties and mental health problemsCan rights be lost?; What rights do we have?; The Human Rights Act 1998; Problems with rights; Whose rights prevail?; This chapter's scenario: Kirsty Ford (Box 6.1); References; 7 What is Dignity?; Introduction; What is dignity?; Rights and dignity; Justice and dignity; Duty theory and dignity; Consequentialism and dignity; Dignity and respect; Values and dignity; Social contract theory; Virtue theory or virtue-based theory; Problems with virtue theory; The nurse and virtue theory; Dignity and care.

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This book on ethics for nurses will guide students and nurses through the process of recognizing ethical dilemmas in nursing practice, and better prepare them to nurse in an ethical way.

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