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Ethics and Nursing Practice (2nd Edition)

A Case Study Approach

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This comprehensive and thought-provoking textbook offers both an essential introduction to key aspects of nursing ethics, including the role of professional codes of conduct and challenges to be encountered in the 21st...

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This comprehensive and thought-provoking textbook offers both an essential introduction to key aspects of nursing ethics, including the role of professional codes of conduct and challenges to be encountered in the 21st century, and an in-depth exploration of ethical issues in relation to specific patient groups, such as the unborn, those with mental health difficulties, and the dying. In addition, the book provides a stimulating discussion of ethics relating to public health issues, such as smoking and obesity, as well as the fundamental matter of ethics in nursing research. 

With ethics at the core of nursing practice, this fully updated textbook is a must-read for students on nursing undergraduate programmes and qualified practitioners wanting to ensure their skills are update and they’re delivering the best care possible.

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  • Written by authors from a range of academic and practice backgrounds
  • Provides a general overview of ethical issues
  • Draws upon a range of academic and practice backgrounds for a broad and informed perspective
  • High profile reports with negative findings have shaken public trust in health and social care services, and put ethics at the heart of nursing making this more relevant than ever
  • It is organised around client groups, rather than philosophical approaches, making it easier to apply theory to practice





  • Fully updated new edition
  • Illustrated by a wealth of case studies relating to real-life conflicts to aid understanding and application of knowledge and encourage students to think about practical rather than abstract issues


PART I
Introduction
1. Nursing Ethics in the 21st Century
2. Ethics and Professional Codes
3. Nurses' Ethics in Organisational Contexts
4. The Nurse-Patient Relationship
PART II
5. Nursing Adults
6. Nursing the Unborn and Newborn
7. Nursing the Child
8. Nursing and Mental Health
9. Nursing Older People
10. Care of the Dying
11. Nursing and Research Ethics
12. Nursing and Public Health

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RUTH CHADWICK is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester. Her current research interests include ethics and new technologies.
 
ANN GALLAGHER is Professor of Ethics and Care at the International Care Ethics Observatory, University of Surrey, UK. Ann has extensive experience as a nurse, ethicist, educator, researcher & editor of the international journal Nursing Ethics. Her current research and scholarship relates to ethics education in residential care, dignity and compassion in care, slow ethics, professional regulation and professionalism.

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RUTH CHADWICK is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester. Her current research interests include ethics and new technologies.
 
ANN GALLAGHER is Professor of Ethics and Care at the International Care Ethics Observatory, University of Surrey, UK. Ann has extensive experience as a nurse, ethicist, educator, researcher & editor of the international journal Nursing Ethics. Her current research and scholarship relates to ethics education in residential care, dignity and compassion in care, slow ethics, professional regulation and professionalism.

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