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Nursing ethics

Author: Ian E Thompson; Kath M Melia; Kenneth M Boyd
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Intends to explain ethical concepts by using examples, issues and problems. This book starts at the level of the individual how our moral and ethical values are shaped then moves on to broader issues  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian E Thompson; Kath M Melia; Kenneth M Boyd
ISBN: 0443061475 9780443061479
OCLC Number: 70408237
Description: xviii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ethics in nursing --
continuity and change --
Part 1. Cultural issues, methods and approaches to nursing ethics --
1. Nursing ethics: historical, cultural and professional perspectives --
2. Nursing ethics --
what do we mean by 'ethics'? --
Part 2. Socialisation, professionalisation and nursing values --
3. Becoming a nurse and member of the profession --
4. Power and responsibility in nursing practice and management --
5. Professional responsibility and accountability in nursing --
Part 3. Nursing ethics --
issues in clinical practice --
6. Classical areas of controversy in nursing and biomedical ethics --
7. Direct responsibility in nurse /patient relationships --
8. Conflicting demands in nursing groups of patients --
Part 4. Ethics in nursing management, research and teaching --
9. Ethics in healthcare management: research, evaluation and performance management --
10. The political ethics of healthcare: health policies and resource allocation --
11. Corporate ethics in healthcare: strategic planning and ethical policy development --
Part 5. Ethical decision-making and moral theory --
12. Making moral decisions and being able to justify our actions --
13. The relevance of moral theory: justifying our ethical policies.
Responsibility: Ian E. Thompson, Kath M. Melia, Kenneth M. Boyd.

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"Here is a book that needs to be on the bookshelf of every teacher of ethics, and probably every student who is serious about ethics too ." Verena Tschudin, Editor, Vol 8 No 3 Nursing Ethicsbook is a Read more...

 
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