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Bioethics : A Nursing Perspective 6e - Johnstone


A Nursing Perspective 6e

By: Johnstone


Published: 2nd September 2015
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An essential resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and registered nurses to develop new insights and moral wisdom around ethical issues they will face in clinical practice.

Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective, 6th Edition continues to set the standard for bioethical issues in nursing practice.

As with previous editions, this highly respected text provides a comprehensive framework to assist students and registered nurses to understand the ethical challenges, obligations and responsibilities they will encounter in daily practice.

Key Features

  • Greater depth on ethical issues, particularly those concerning ethical conduct, unprofessional conduct, professional misconduct and 'morality politics'
  • Case scenarios and critical questions that encourage students and registered nurses to reflect on key issues that relate to their own practice
New to this Edition
  • New chapters:
  • Ethics, dehumanisation and vulnerable populations
  • Professional obligations to report harmful behaviours with a focus on impaired practitioners, child abuse and elder abuse
  • Introduces a new concept: 'cultural humility'
  • Content on 'needs versus wants', 'the right not to be informed', palliative sedation, preventing ethical conflicts, the relationship between professional judgment and moral decision-making in nursing and health care contexts, and future ethical difficulties concerned with climate change, peak oil, pandemic influenza, antimicrobial resistance and health inequalities
  • All chapters and references have been updated to reflect contemporary nursing practice, locally and globally

ISBN: 9780729542159
ISBN-10: 0729542157
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 514
Published: 2nd September 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.53  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised