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Bioethics : A Nursing Perspective : 5th Edition - Megan-Jane Johnstone

Bioethics : A Nursing Perspective

5th Edition

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The 5th edition of Bioethics provides nursing students with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the ethical issues effecting nursing practice. Groundbreaking in its first edition, Bioethics continues its role as a vital component of nursing education and provides a framework for students to understand the obligations, responsibilities and ethical challenges they will be presented with throughout their careers. This latest edition responds to new and emerging developments in the field and marks a significant turning point in nursing ethics in that it serves not only to inform but also to revitalise and progress debate on the issues presented.

"This book is a rich resource containing many interesting case examples, with the inclusion of some novel perspectives on contemporary bioethical issues. Each chapter has learning objectives and keywords, which should be helpful for those using the book as a study resource...It is suitable for people who wish to widen their understanding of a number of topics in bioethics, as well as offering interesting material for those who need to study in more depth. It also adds to the growing literature voicing a more distinctive perspective in nursing ethics." Nursing Ethics, March 2010

Professional standards and the requirement to be ethicalp. 1
Ethics, bioethics and nursing ethics: some working definitionsp. 9
Moral theory and the ethical practice of nursingp. 35
Cross-cultural ethics and the ethical practice of nursingp. 71
Moral problems and moral decision-making in nursing and health care contextsp. 93
Patients' rights to and in health carep. 131
Human rights and the mentally illp. 183
Ethical issues associated with the reporting of child abusep. 203
Abortion ethics and the nursing professionp. 227
Euthanasia, assisted suicide and the nursing professionp. 247
Ethical issues in suicide and parasuicidep. 291
End-of-life decision-making and the nursing professionp. 319
Taking a stand: conscientious objection, whistleblowing and reporting nursing errorsp. 349
Nursing ethics future, moral activism and meeting the challenge to be involvedp. 385
Indigenous perspectivesp. 391
Bibliographyp. 397
Indexp. 461
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ISBN: 9780729538732
ISBN-10: 0729538737
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 15th September 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised