ISBN-10:
0471490121
ISBN-13:
9780471490128
Pub. Date:
11/27/2000
Publisher:
Wiley
Practical Nursing Philosophy: The Universal Ethical Code / Edition 1

Practical Nursing Philosophy: The Universal Ethical Code / Edition 1

by David SeedhouseDavid Seedhouse

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Overview

Nursing ideals and analytical philosophy rarely overlap. As aresult, existing nursing codes fail to define key terms clearlyenough to enable nurses to apply them. David Seedhouse tackles thisproblem by looking at nine key concept, explains their meaning andshows how they can be applied in everyday situations. The result isa precise yet compassionate framework which enables nurses toreflect deeply about the importance of their work, and can suipportthem as they strive to make ethically sound decisions.
* Provides a practical approach to traditionally intangible healthcare issues
* Includes an array of accessible case studies and diagrams
* Offers sensible strategies for nurses to implement philisophicalinsights in their daily care
Any nurse, or other health care worker, who has wondered how bestto apply key words such as 'care', 'dignity' and 'ethics' ineveryday situations will find this practical and informedclarification indispensible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471490128
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/27/2000
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

David Seedhouse is a truly original thinker and prolific author, highly regarded by health practitioners, teachers and students alike. Though David has a background in philosophy, his work is always focused on solving practical problems. Professor Seedhouse is best know for his writing on health and ethics, yet his work straddles many areas of social, philosophical and political concern. He has written or edited 14 books and produced over 200 book chapters, journal papers and other articles. His library includes the highly successful editions of Health: The Foundations for Achievement and Ethics: The Heart of Healthcare; the full list of his titles is given at the back of this book. His primary interest no lies in the development of software to enable transparent decision-making in healthcare, local democracy, schools and other social settings. The considerable practical impact of David's work can be seen - and engaged with - at www.values-exchange.com. David is Professor of Health and Social Ethics at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and Professor of Health Care Analysis at Middlesex University, London. He is CEO of VIDe Ltd - www.vide.co.nz - and a popular keynote conference speaker internationally.

Table of Contents

NURSING'S BIG IDEAS.

Nursing Philosophy's Practical Failure.

Advocacy.

Care.

Dignity.

Holism and Separatism.

HOW NURSING COULD TAKE THE MORAL LEAD IN HEALTH CARE.

Research.

Ethics.

Mental Health.

Nursing.

The Universal Ethical Code.

References.

Index.

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