Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing / Edition 3

Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing / Edition 3

by Margaret A. Burkhardt, Alvita Nathaniel
     
 

This textbook for nursing students discusses ethical issues in the nursing profession and presents a model for making decisions about these types of issues. The volume begins with a discussion of ethical theories, models, and principles from classical and contemporary philosophy. A sampling of topics includes the ethical ramifications of such issues as accountability,… See more details below

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This textbook for nursing students discusses ethical issues in the nursing profession and presents a model for making decisions about these types of issues. The volume begins with a discussion of ethical theories, models, and principles from classical and contemporary philosophy. A sampling of topics includes the ethical ramifications of such issues as accountability, codes of practice, domestic violence, informed consent, alternative health care traditions, gender issues, and the economics of health care. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418042745
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/08/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxvi
Contributorsxvi
Part IGuides for Principled Behavior1
Chapter 1Social, Philosophical, and Other Historical Forces Influencing the Development of Nursing2
Objectives2
Introduction3
The Influence of Social Need4
Spiritual, Religious, and Gender Influences6
The Modern Era15
Summary17
Chapter Highlights17
Discussion Questions and Activities18
References18
Chapter 2Ethical Theory20
Objectives20
Introduction21
Philosophy23
Morals/Ethics24
Theories of Ethics26
Summary37
Chapter Highlights37
Discussion Questions and Activities38
References38
Chapter 3Ethical Principles40
Objectives40
Introduction41
Autonomy41
Beneficence48
Nonmaleficence50
Veracity51
Confidentiality54
Justice57
Fidelity59
Summary59
Chapter Highlights60
Discussion Questions and Activities60
References62
Part IIDeveloping Principled Behavior65
Chapter 4Values Clarification66
Objectives66
Introduction67
What Are Values?67
Acquiring Values67
Self-Awareness68
Values in Professional Situations71
Summary77
Chapter Highlights77
Discussion Questions and Activities78
References78
Chapter 5Values Development80
Objectives80
Introduction81
Transcultural Considerations in Values Development81
Theoretical Perspectives of Values Development82
Some Nursing Considerations87
Summary89
Chapter Highlights90
Discussion Questions and Activities90
References91
Chapter 6Ethical Decision Making92
Objectives92
Introduction93
Moral/Ethical Problems93
Making Decisions97
Ethical Decision Making98
Process of Ethical Decision Making100
Applying the Decision-Making Process103
Summary106
Chapter Highlights106
Discussion Questions and Activities106
References107
Part IIIPrincipled Behavior in the Professional Domain109
Chapter 7Legal Issues110
Objectives110
Introduction111
Relationship Between Ethics and the Law111
General Legal Concepts113
Recent Legal Trends125
Risk Management129
Nurses as Expert Witnesses133
Summary134
Chapter Highlights134
Discussion Questions and Activities135
References136
Chapter 8Professional Issues137
Objectives137
Introduction138
Professional Status138
Expertise141
Autonomy142
Accountability145
Authority149
Unity150
Summary152
Chapter Highlights152
Discussion Questions and Activities152
References153
Chapter 9Professional Relationship Issues155
Objectives155
Introduction156
Problem Solving in the Professional Realm156
Nurses' Relationships with Institutions161
Nurses' Relationships with Other Nurses164
Nurses' Relationships with Physicians166
Nurses' Relationships with Subordinates168
Discrimination and Harassment169
Summary174
Chapter Highlights174
Discussion Questions and Activities174
References175
Chapter 10Practice Issues Related to Technology177
Objectives177
Introduction178
Benefits and Challenges of Technology178
Current Technology: Issues and Dilemmas180
Nursing Practice in the Midst of Technology198
Summary200
Chapter Highlights201
Discussion Questions and Activities202
References202
Suggested Readings204
Chapter 11Practice Issues Related to Patient Self-Determination205
Objectives205
Introduction206
Autonomy and Paternalism206
Informed Consent209
Advance Directives213
Choices Concerning Life and Health219
Summary228
Chapter Highlights228
Discussion Questions and Activities229
References230
Chapter 12Scholarship Issues233
Objectives233
Introduction234
Academic Honesty234
Research Issues and Ethics236
Ethical Treatment of Data244
Summary246
Chapter Highlights246
Discussion Questions and Activities246
References247
Part IVGlobal Issues That Impinge on Nursing Practice249
Chapter 13Health Care Changes and Challenges250
Objectives250
Introduction251
A Brief History of Health Care Delivery: The Euro-American Experience251
Health Care Perspectives: A Global Concern260
Alternative Traditions of Health Care263
Challenges for Rural and Urban Aggregates264
Summary265
Chapter Highlights266
Discussion Questions and Activities266
References267
Suggested Readings268
Chapter 14Health Policy Issues269
Objectives269
Introduction270
Political Issues270
Health Policy272
Nursing, Policy, and Politics279
Lobbying282
Summary285
Chapter Highlights285
Discussion Questions and Activities286
References286
Chapter 15Economic Issues288
Objectives288
Introduction289
Overview of Today's Health Care Economics289
Distributive Justice291
Recent Trends and Health Economic Issues296
Summary300
Chapter Highlights301
Discussion Questions and Activities301
References302
Chapter 16Social Issues304
Objectives304
Introduction305
Social Issues305
Ethical Principles Applied to Social Issues313
Personal Impediments to Intervening with Vulnerable Groups315
Social Issues and Scholarship316
Summary317
Chapter Highlights317
Discussion Questions and Activities318
References318
Chapter 17Gender Issues321
Objectives321
Introduction322
Historical Perspectives and Overview of Gender-Based Issues322
Gender and Race323
Sex Discrimination in Nursing324
Sexual Harassment in Nursing327
Communication Issues Related to Gender329
Modern Sexism331
Sexual Orientation331
Summary332
Chapter Highlights333
Discussion Questions and Activities333
References334
Chapter 18Transcultural and Spiritual Issues337
Objectives337
Introduction338
Transcultural Issues338
Issues Related to Spirituality and Religion348
Summary354
Chapter Highlights354
Discussion Questions and Activities355
References356
Part VThe Power to Make a Difference359
Chapter 19Empowerment for Nurses360
Objectives360
Introduction361
Influences on Nursing's Perceptions of Principled Practice361
Understanding Power and Empowerment364
Personal Empowerment366
Professional Empowerment368
Re-Visioning Nursing371
Summary372
Chapter Highlights373
Discussion Questions and Activities373
References374
Chapter 20Enabling Patient Empowerment376
Objectives376
Introduction377
Patients and Empowerment377
Nurses and Patient Empowerment377
Enhancing Patient Capacity for Decision Making379
Fostering Patient Empowerment380
Summary381
Chapter Highlights381
Discussion Questions and Activities382
References382
Appendix ACode of Ethics for Nurses (2001): American Nurses Association385
Appendix BA Patient's Bill of Rights: American Hospital Association403
Appendix CCode of Ethics for Registered Nurses: Canadian Nurses Association407
Appendix DICN Code of Ethics for Nurses415
Glossary417
Index429

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