Key Concepts and Issues in Nursing Ethics

Key Concepts and Issues in Nursing Ethics

by P. Anne Scott (Editor)

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319492490
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 221
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Prof P Anne Scott has been Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Community Liverpool John Moores University since August 2014. Immediately prior to this she was Professor of Nursing and Deputy President and Registrar, Dublin City University (DCU). Anne is also a former Head of the School of Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU (September 2000 to end of January 2006). Her research interests include the ethics domain of health care practice, the philosophy and ethics of health care, judgement and decision-making in clinical practice and health services research-focusing on the health work force.
Prof. Scott is an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner. She made some recent external examining appointments with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (March 2015), University of Stirling (April 2014), University of York (2009). She also received many research grants and wrote many articles on an international scale.

Anne has been a member of a number of Research Funding Agencies and Health service agencies in Ireland – Board member of the Health Research Board, Founding member of the Irish Council for Bioethics, Board member of the Health Service Executive (Ireland). Currently, Anne is a member of the Board of Governors of the Royal Liverpool and Broad Greed Hospitals NHS Trust.

Table of Contents

  1. Nursing and the Ethical Dimension of Practice
  2. A Duty-Based Approach for Nursing Ethics & Practice
  3. Utilitarianism as an Approach to Ethical Decision Making in Health Care
  4. Virtue Ethics and Nursing Practice
  5. Care Ethics and Nursing Practice
  6. The Concept of Person
  7. Patient Autonomy in Nursing and Healthcare Contexts
  8. The Nurse as Patient Advocate?
  9. Ethical Issues at the Beginning of Life
  10. Ethical Issues at the End of Life
  11. Ethical Issues in Mental Health Nursing
  12. Resource Allocation and Rationing in Nursing Care
  13. Values-based Nursing and Fitness to Practice Issues
  14. Ethical Principles in Healthcare Research
  15. Clinical and Organisational Ethics: Implications for Healthcare Practice

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