Ethical Decision Making in Nursing and Healthcare: The Symphonological Approach, 3rd Edition
The authors take the reader on a journey through complex material by focusing on the agreement between professional and patient within the framework of ethical standards and the contexts of situation and knowledge. Scenarios and case studies make the proposed dilemmas come alive and will stimulate discussion that will make practice more individualized. The humor sprinkled throughout the chapters effectively clarifies principles and brings lightness to a heavy subject. This should be read by both patients and healthcare professionals."
This book provides a systematic approach to bioethical decision making that can help clarify issues in situations where "right" and "wrong" may not be clearly defined. This approach is based on the interaction of health professional and patient, focusing on the well-being and right to self-direction of both. Numerous case studies give the professional practice in bioethical decision making. Nearly 50 of them are analyzed in detail at the back of the book. Nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals will find this a valuable resource.
New to this edition: tips for educators, chapters on applications for administrators and researchers, advanced concepts in symphonology, and advanced directives.
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The Nature of the Ethical Context
The Ethical Approach of Professional and Patient in the Health
The Bioethical Standards and Their Role as Preconditions of the
The Power of Analysis Through Extremes
The Bioethical Standards as Lenses
Apparent Conflicts Among the Bioethical Standards
Virtue and Its Value
Elements of Human Autonomy