Applied Ethics in Nursing

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Vicki Lachman, PhD, MBE, APRN
Springer Publishing Company, Nov 10, 2005 - Medical - 328 pages

Designated a Doody's Core Title!

What constitutes "informed consent"?
What can I do if the patient lacks the capacity to make decisions?
How should I respond to a patient who requests my help in dying?
What is the rationale for giving a patient medication (chemical restraints) against his or her will?
What exactly are "patient's rights" and how does one advocate for one's patients?

Applied Ethics in Nursing provides an easily understandable guide to the kind of ethical dilemmas you face in practice. Using a question-and-answer format along with numerous case studies, this text offers best practices and strategies for approaching the difficult problems commonly found in clinical practice.

This book also addresses organizational and institutional issues that can confound or promote ethically sound decision making. Each chapter ends with a resource list of websites and recommendations for further reading. The American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for Nurses is used as a guide throughout, along with standards and guidelines from other major healthcare and governmental organizations.

 

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Contents

Ethical Issues at the Beginning of Life
59
Ethical Issues With Vulnerable Patients
131
The Right to Live and the Right to Die
181
Developing an Organizational Culture That Supports Ethical Behavior
221
The Mix of Culture and Religion With Ethics
275
ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses
297
Index
299
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