Written by Australia’s foremost nursing ethics scholar, Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective comprehensibly addresses the ethical challenges, obligations and responsibilities nurses will encounter in practice.
With a strong emphasis on the principles and standards of human
rights and social justice, the 7th edition examines the spectrum of
bioethical issues in health care with a focus on patients’ rights,
cross-cultural ethics, vulnerability ethics, mental health ethics,
professional conduct, patient safety and end-of-life ethics.
Table Of Contents:
1.Professional standards and the requirement to be ethical 2.Ethics, bioethics and nursing ethics: some working definitions 3.Moral theory and the ethical practice of nursing 4.Cross cultural ethics and the ethical practice of nursing 5.Moral problems and moral decision-making in nursing and health care contexts 6.Ethics, dehumanisation and vulnerable populations 7.Patients’ rights to and in health care 8.Ethical issues in mental health care 9.Ethical issues in end-of-life care 10.The moral politics of abortion and euthanasia 11.Professional judgment, moral quandaries and taking ‘appropriate action’ 12.Professional obligations to report harmful behaviours: risks to patient safety, child abuse and elder abuse 13.Nursing ethics futures – challenges in the 21st century