Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective (Paperback)
Now in its eighth edition, Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective provides practical guidance on the ethical issues you might come across in nursing practice, with real-world examples that help to bring this important subject to life.
Author Dr Megan-Jane Johnstone AO, Australia's foremost nursing ethics scholar, provides a comprehensive framework for negotiating the ethical challenges, obligations and responsibilities you might face. The text is engaging and easy to follow, and has been fully updated to reflect current issues in health care such as nurse practitioner assisted dying, pandemic ethics, and the moral costs of misinformation and medical conspiracy theories. .
This book is a suitable companion to the law and ethics components of both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing studies, and is relevant for all nurses who encounter ethical problems in their everyday practice.Written in an engaging style - suitable for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students and researchers Focuses on prominent and topical ethical issues facing individual nurses as well as the broader profession Covers a broad range of bioethical issues in health care and how these relate to various fundamental traditions in philosophical ethics Real-life case studies and hypothetical scenarios to encourage debate Covers hot topics in modern nursing practice, including: Professional standards How to make moral decisions Cross-cultural ethics, including the problem of racism Dehumanisation and vulnerable populations Patient rights Mental health care ethics End-of-life care Moral politics of abortion and euthanasia Moral lessons of COVID-19
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- Questions fostering critical reflection to support learning
- Key points and new chapter groupings for easy navigation
- New chapter on pandemic ethics