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Ethics, Law and Nursing - Nina Fletcher

Ethics, Law and Nursing

Paperback Published: 16th February 1995
ISBN: 9780719040504
Number Of Pages: 256

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An introduction to the ethical and legal dilemmas in nursing practice, this text is designed to provoke the nurse to reflect on the nature of his or her professional obligations and future practice. The authors firstly familiarise the reader with the basic principles of ethical debate and the overall structure of the legal system as it effects nurses. They then address the fundamental dilemmas of nursing practice, such as whether or not paternalism can ever be justified, if patients have the right to die, and what a nurse's response should be to poor professional practice by colleagues. The book aims to enhance the reader's understanding of the issues, and to educate nurses to develop their own skills of reasoning and judgement. -- .

Table of cases
Table of statutes
Ethics, law and societyp. 1
Nurses and ethicsp. 7
Nurses and the lawp. 18
Autonomy and consentp. 35
Confidentiality and whistleblowingp. 57
Justice and the allocation of resourcesp. 82
Responsibilities and accountabilityp. 104
Pregnancy and childbirthp. 130
Nursing the sick childp. 144
Caring for vulnerable peoplep. 165
Nurses and clinical researchp. 185
Nursing the dyingp. 201
Sources and further readingp. 223
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780719040504
ISBN-10: 0719040507
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th February 1995
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45