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What constitutes "informed consent"?
What can I do if the patient lacks the capacity to make decisions?
How should I respond to a patient who requests my help in dying?
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Applied Ethics in Nursing

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

What constitutes "informed consent"?
What can I do if the patient lacks the capacity to make decisions?
How should I respond to a patient who requests my help in dying?
What is the rationale for giving a patient medication (chemical restraints) against his or her will?
What exactly are "patient's rights" and how does one advocate for one's patients?

Applied Ethics in Nursing provides an easily understandable guide to the kind of ethical dilemmas you face in practice. Using a question-and-answer format along with numerous case studies, this text offers best practices and strategies for approaching the difficult problems commonly found in clinical practice.

This book also addresses organizational and institutional issues that can confound or promote ethically sound decision making. Each chapter ends with a resource list of websites and recommendations for further reading. The American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for Nurses is used as a guide throughout, along with standards and guidelines from other major healthcare and governmental organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826197887
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/10/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 849 KB

Meet the Author

Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, MBE, APRN is a Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. In her role at the university, she primarily teaches ethics to masters and doctoral nursing students and acts as the track coordinator for the Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice MSN.
Dr. Lachman is a frequent presenter on ethical topics at national conferences. She writes the quarterly Ethics, Law and Policy column for MEDSURG Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health. She serves on two ethics committees and often advises executives on organizational ethics and front-line staff on end-of-life ethical issues. Her book, Applied Ethics in Nursing, was published by Springer Publishing in November 2005.
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Table of Contents

1 Defining ethics and applying the theories 3
2 Knowing when and how to advocate 15
3 Informed consent : ethical issues 25
4 Patient's rights and ethical issues 39
5 Research in human subjects : ethical issues 47
6 Genetic technology : the frontiers of nursing ethics 61
7 Reproductive technology : ethical issues 81
8 Ethical issues in the care of neonates and infants 99
9 Ethical issues in the care of children 111
10 Psychiatric patients and ethical issues 133
11 HIV-AIDS patients and ethical issues 145
12 Diseases where patient behaviors are a key factor : ethical issues 157
13 Long-term care patients : ethical issues 165
14 Ethical issues in organ transplantation 183
15 End-of-life ethical issues 193
16 The right to die : ethical issues 207
17 Access to care and ethical issues 223
18 Organizational ethics 231
19 Leadership ethics 241
20 Labor ethics 253
21 Ethics committees 267
22 Religion and ethics 277
23 Culture and ethics 289
App ANA code of ethics for nurses 297
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