Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice

Ethical Dilemmas and Nursing Practice

by Anne J. Davis, Mila A. Aroskar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0838522734

ISBN-13: 9780838522738

Pub. Date: 01/01/1978

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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

Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838522738
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/01/1978
Pages:
238

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Health Care Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas1
2Nursing's Ethics17
3Values Clarification, Moral Development, and Other Considerations in Understanding Health Care Ethics35
4Selected Ethical Approaches: Theories and Concepts45
5Professional Ethics and Institutional Constraints in Nursing Practice63
6Rights, Responsibilities, and Health Care83
7Ethical Principles of Informed Consent105
8Abortion135
9Dying and Death159
10Behavior Control185
11Mental Retardation213
12Policy, Ethics, and Health Care245
Index265

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