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.
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.
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