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Nursing Ethics

Churchill Livingstone Title
ISBN: 978-0-443-10138-0

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Nursing Ethics, 5th Edition

By Ian E. Thompson, BA(Hons), PhD, Kath M. Melia, BNurs(Manc), PhD, Kenneth M. Boyd and Dorothy Horsburgh, PhD, MEd, BA(Hons), RGN, DipCNE, RNT, RCNT

424 pages
Trim Size 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
Copyright 2006
$61.95, Paperback, Reference

 


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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.

Key Features

  • 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

New to this Edition

  • 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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By Ian E. Thompson, BA(Hons), PhD, Former Professor of Ethics and Philosophy, University of Notre Dame Australia; Fremantle, Western Australia & Honorary Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Kath M. Melia, BNurs(Manc), PhD, Professor of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Kenneth M. Boyd, Scottish Director, Institute of Medical Ethics, Edinburgh, UK and Dorothy Horsburgh, PhD, MEd, BA(Hons), RGN, DipCNE, RNT, RCNT, Senior Lecturer - Research Awards, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

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