Nursing Ethics And Professional Responsibility In Advanced Practice

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Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice equips healthcare professionals with the tools they need to address the ethically complex issues they face in daily practice- both across specialty areas as well as within an area of specialty practice. This unique and comprehensive resource provides a philosophical base for professional responsibility, it explains complex ethical ideas in accessible terms, and presents contemporary examples from actual practice. The book presents ethical issues across a variety of interests with topics ranging from the nature and source of human rights, social justice, human subjects research, acute care practice, and primary care to contemporary content in gerontology and end-of-life care.

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Reviewer: Colleen E. Tepen, BSN (Saint Louis University)
Description: This book provides a number of practical tools to aid advanced practice nursing professionals (APNs) as they address complex ethical issues encountered in daily practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to increase readers' knowledge and understanding of medical ethics and to equip APNs with the tools necessary to engage in complex ethical issues. The use of discussion questions and case studies highlights the application of ethical reasoning in clinical practice. A glossary serves as a quick reference for essential phrases and definitions.
Audience: This book is appropriate for graduate level nursing students and APNs.
Features: The first of the book's three sections discusses the philosophical foundations of nursing ethics and the relationship between ethics and good patient care. The second section investigates common ethical issues that arise in advanced practice, such as the nurse-patient relationship, professional responsibility, social justice, human rights, and ethical leadership by APNs. The third section deals with ethical issues pertinent to specialty areas in advanced practice nursing, including neonatal issues, child and adolescent health, women's health, adult-gerontological health, psychiatric and mental health, anesthesia and perioperative issues, as well as palliative and end-of-life care.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference for graduate nursing students and APNs who seek guidance in the clinical application of ethical decision-making. The author's unique background as a critical care nurse and a primary care nurse practitioner, as well as her doctor of philosophy with a concentration in medical ethics, well equips her to create a resource that is exceptionally relevant to advanced practice nurses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763751104
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/27/2008
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 428
  • Sales rank: 1,534,551
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Foundations of advanced practice nursing ethics

1 Philosophical foundations of applied and professional ethics Pamela J. Grace Grace, Pamela J. 3

2 Nursing ethics Pamela J. Grace Grace, Pamela J. 33

Sect. II Ethical issues common across practice specialties

3 Advanced practice nursing : general ethical concerns Pamela J. Grace Grace, Pamela J. 75

4 Professional responsibility, human rights, and injustice Pamela J. Grace Grace, Pamela J. 107

5 Collaborative relationships - promoting patient good Deborah Giambanco Giambanco, Deborah 135

6 Research ethics : advanced practice roles and responsibilities Pamela J. Grace Grace, Pamela J. 153

Sect. III Ethical issues in advanced practice specialty areas

7 Nursing ethics and advanced practice : neonatal issues Peggy Doyle Settle Settle, Peggy Doyle 191

8 Nursing ethics and advanced practice : children and adolescents Nan Gaylord Gaylord, Nan 221

9 Nursing ethics and advanced practice : women's health Katharine T. Smith Smith, Katharine T. 247

10 Nursing ethics and advanced practice : adult health Jane Flanagan Flanagan, Jane 281

11 Nursing ethics and advanced practice : psychiatric and mental health issues Pamela J. Grace Grace, Pamela J. Pamela A. Terreri Terreri, Pamela A. 317

12 Nursing ethics and nurse anesthesia practice Gregory Sheedy Sheedy, Gregory 339

13 Nursing ethics and advanced practice : gerontology and end-of-life issues Pamela J. Grace Grace, Pamela J. 383

Glossary 407

Index 413

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