Ethical Competence in Nursing Practice

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Ethical Competence in Nursing Practice

SKU# 9780826126375

Competencies, Skills, Decision-Making

Author: Catherine Robichaux PhD, RN, CCRN, CNS

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This is a unique, innovative professional nursing ethics textbook designed specifically for all practicing nurses and to meet the educational needs of all nursing students, including RN to BSN and RN to MSN students. Written by experts in the field, it discusses ethical concepts relevant to the registered nurse who has practiced for several years but is learning higher level concepts and applications. This text addresses different areas of professional practice and is rich with case studies illustrating the need for ethical competence and decision making. The book fulfills the necessary criteria for the AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education and the QSEN and IOM competencies. It also integrates relevant provisions and statements from the revised Code for Nurses (ANA, 2015).

Clear and concise, the text relates content to the nurse's current practice and introduces a framework for the development of ethical competence, from recognition of an ethical situation to implementation of a justifiable action. A decision-making model that includes elements of care and virtue ethics is also included. Essential communication and conflict skills are addressed, in addition to the role of the ethics committee and ethics consultation. The book discusses common ethical issues likely to be encountered, how to recognize and address moral distress, and ethical practice as it relates to research, quality, and safety. Case studies that incorporate evidence-informed research provide the opportunity to develop ethical skills and apply decisionmaking principles. Relevant QSEN competencies and provisions and statements from the ANA's revised Code for Nurses (2015) are featured in each chapter. Interactive exercises and questions and PowerPoints provide further opportunity for critical thinking.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Addresses the specific needs of practicing nurses and students in the RN to BSN and RN to MSN courses
  • Fulfills AACN Essentials, IOM competencies, and QSEN KSAs
  • Integrates relevant provisions and statements from the revised Code for Nurses (ANA, 2015)
  • Builds upon previous practice experience
  • Discusses ethical competence in a variety of practice environments
  • Includes case studies to apply ethical competencies

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 09, 2016
  • Page Count 300
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826126375

About The Author(s) 

Catherine M. Robichaux, PhD, RN, CNS, Alumnus CCRN is an assistant professor, adjunct, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and The University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Her clinical background is adult critical care and she has taught ethics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Catherine serves as the Nursing Ethics Council faculty advisor and research mentor at University Health System in San Antonio, Texas. Catherine has conducted and published funded research on ethical issues in end-of-life care in adult and pediatric/neonatal intensive care units and moral distress and ethical climate in acute care settings. She has also explored the quality of dying and death in rural and border hospitals in the Southwest. Catherine has been contributing editor for ethical issues for Critical Care Nurse and serves on the editorial board of Clinical Nursing Studies. She was a member of the Steering Committee to revise the 2015 Code of Ethics and is currently a member of the ANA Center for Human Rights and Ethics Advisory Board. Catherine is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for her work in promoting ethical work environments.

Table of Contents 

Contents

Contributors

Contributor Acknowledgments

Foreword

Carol Pavlish, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Katherine Brown-Saltzman, MA, RN

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I

FOUNDATIONS OF ETHICAL NURSING PRACTICE

1 Recognizing Ethical Terms, Theories, and Principles

Craig M. Klugman

2 Developing Ethical Skills: A Framework

Catherine Robichaux

PART II

SKILLS AND RESOURCES FOR ETHICAL DECISION MAKING

3 Using Ethical Decision Making and Communication Skills to Minimize Conflict

Douglas Houghton

4 Recognizing and Addressing Moral Distress in Nursing Practice: Personal, Professional, and Organizational Factors

Catherine Robichaux

5 Understanding the Process of Clinical Ethics: Committees and Consults

Craig M. Klugman

PART III

EMERGING ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING PRACTICE

6 Exploring Ethical Issues Related to Person- and Family-Centered Care

Mary K. Walton

7 Applying Ethics in Research and Evidence-Informed Practices

Catherine Robichaux

8 Applying Ethics to the Leadership Role

Catherine Robichaux

9 Public Health Ethics and Social Justice in the Community

Joan Kub

10 Exploring Ethical Issues Encountered With the Older Adult

Maryanne M. Giuliante

11 Exploring Ethical Issues Related to Emerging Technology in Health Care

Carol Jorgensen Huston

PART IV

COMPETENT ETHICAL PRACTICE AS IT RELATES TO QUALITY AND SAFETY IN NURSING PRACTICE

12 Applying IntegratedEthics in Nursing Practice

Barbara L. Chanko

13 Understanding the Relationship Between Quality, Safety, and Ethics

Catherine Robichaux

Index