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Ethical Issues in Nursing : Historical Connections - Geoffrey Hunt

Ethical Issues in Nursing

Historical Connections

Hardcover Published: 9th June 1994
ISBN: 9780415081443
Number Of Pages: 248

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This book examines major ethical issues in nursing practice. Eschewing the abstract approaches of bioethics and medical ethics, it takes as its point of departure the difficulties nurses experience practicing within the confines of a bioethical model of health and illness and a hierarchical, technocratic health care system.
The book's contributors discuss the role of the nurse in relation to issues of informed consent, privacy, dignity and confidentiality. The book also considers nursing accountability in relation to the contemporary Western health care system as a whole. New and critical essays examine the nature of professional codes, care, medical judgement, nursing research and the law. The contributors also deal openly and honestly with controversial issues faced by nurses such as euthanasia, the epidemiology of HIV and the care of the elderly.

Series Editors' Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Specific Issuesp. 19
Nursing and Informed Consentp. 21
The Observation of Intimate Aspects of Carep. 38
Choice and Risk in the Care of Elderly Peoplep. 55
Caring for Patients Who Cannot or Will Not Eatp. 73
Disabled People and the Ethics of Nursing Researchp. 90
Ethical Issues in Hiv/Aids Epidemiologyp. 106
General Issuesp. 127
Nursing Accountabilityp. 129
The Value of Codes of Conductp. 148
In the Patient's Best Interestsp. 164
Nursing and the Concept of Carep. 181
'Medical Judgement' and the Right Time to Diep. 198
Nurse Time as a Scarce Health Care Resourcep. 207
Bibliographyp. 218
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780415081443
ISBN-10: 0415081440
Series: Historical Connections
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 9th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1