Nursing Ethics / Edition 5

Nursing Ethics / Edition 5

by Ian E. Thompson, Kenneth M. Boyd, Kath M. Melia, Dorothy Horsburgh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443101388

ISBN-13: 9780443101380

Pub. Date: 08/18/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The authors have developed a holistic approach that explores: ethics in hospital and community settings, inter-disciplinary teamwork, ward and hospital management, nursing research, performance management and the political ethics of nursing administration, health

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The authors have developed a holistic approach that explores: ethics in hospital and community settings, inter-disciplinary teamwork, ward and hospital management, nursing research, performance management and the political ethics of nursing administration, health service re-structuring and reform. The content has been substantially revised for this edition and significant new material added to reflect developments in theory and practice.

• covers a wide range of ethical issues - much more than just ‘clinical' dilemmas and decision-making skills
• a down-to-earth and practical approach to applied ethics
• user-friendly layout
• material on moral theory kept to a minimum (but dealt with thoroughly at the end of the book)
• focuses on ethical issues in nursing and case studies taken from nursing practice i.e. the concrete concerns of nurses and other front-line workers
• pedagogical features include: chapter aims, learning outcomes and further reading for possible essay, tutorial and project topics
• also useful as a general work of reference on ethic in health care

• An up-to-date analysis of professions in the context of modernity, to enable health professionals to make sense of global cultural & social developments
• An analysis of the ethics of evidence-based practice
• An examination of professional accountability and ethics in performance management to help practitioners/managers understand the ethical basis of management
• useful web links and teaching notes on a dedicated website: http://evolve.elsevier.com/Thompson/nursingethics/

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443101380
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/18/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Ethics in nursing - continuity and change

PART 1 Cultural issues, methods and approaches to nursing ethics

1. Nursing ethics: historical, cultural and professional perspectives
2. Nursing ethics - what do we mean by ‘ethics’?

PART 2 Socialisation, professionalisation and nursing values

3. Becoming a nurse and member of the profession
4. Power and responsibility in nursing practice and management
5. Professional responsibility and accountability in nursing

PART 3 Nursing ethics - issues in clinical practice

6. Classical areas of controversy in nursing and biomedical ethics
7. Direct responsibility in nurse/patient relationships
8. Conflicting demands in nursing groups of patients

PART 4 Ethics in nursing management, research and teaching

9. Ethics in healthcare management: research, evaluation and performance management
10. The political ethics of healthcare: health policies and resource allocation
11. Corporate ethics in healthcare: strategic planning and ethical policy development

PART 5 Ethical decision-making and moral theory

12. Making moral decisions and being able to justify our actions
13. The relevance of moral theory: justifying our ethical policies

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