Applied Ethics in Nursing

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Applied Ethics in Nursing

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  • Vicki Lachman PhD, MBE, APRN

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

What constitutes "informed consent"?
What can I do if the patient lacks the capacity to make decisions?
How should I respond to a patient who requests my help in dying?
What is the rationale for giving a patient medication (chemical restraints) against his or her will?
What exactly are "patient's rights" and how does one advocate for one's patients?

Applied Ethics in Nursing provides an easily understandable guide to the kind of ethical dilemmas you face in practice. Using a question-and-answer format along with numerous case studies, this text offers best practices and strategies for approaching the difficult problems commonly found in clinical practice.

This book also addresses organizational and institutional issues that can confound or promote ethically sound decision making. Each chapter ends with a resource list of websites and recommendations for further reading. The American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for Nurses is used as a guide throughout, along with standards and guidelines from other major healthcare and governmental organizations.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 10, 2005
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826179845
  • EISBN 9780826197887

Table of Contents 

    Part 1: The Essence of Ethics and Advocacy in Nursing
  1. Defining Ethics and Applying the Theories, Michael Dahnke and H. Michael Dreher
  2. Knowing When and How to Advocate, Martha Turner and Moni McIntyre
  3. Informed Consent: Ethical Issues, Susan B. Dickey
  4. Patient’s Rights and Ethical Issues, Eileen Mieras Kohlenberg
  5. Research in Human Subjects: Ethical Issues, Rose H. Mueller and Cindy Stern

  6. Part 2: Ethical Issues at the Beginning of Life
  7. Genetic Technology: The Frontiers of Nursing Ethics, Ellen Giarelli, Dale Halsey Lea, Shirley L. Jones, and Judith A. Lewis
  8. Reproductive Technology: Ethical Issues, Mary English Worth
  9. Ethical Issues in the Care of Neonates and Infants, Anne M. Lovell
  10. Ethical Issues in the Care of Children, Lauren G. McAliley

  11. Part 3: Ethical Issues with Vulnerable Patients
  12. Psychiatric Patients and Ethical Issues, Deborah Antai-Otong
  13. HIV-AIDS Patients and Ethical Issues, Diane E. Radvansky
  14. Diseases Where Patient Behaviors are a Key Factor: Ethical Issues, Doris V. Chaplin
  15. Patients in Long-Term Care: Ethical Issues, Diane Stillman

  16. Part 4: The Right to Live and the Right to Die
  17. Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation, Carolyn H. McGrory and Linda Wright
  18. End-of-Life Ethical Issues, JoAnne Reifsnyder, Vicky D. Lachman, Terri L. Maxwell, Margaraet M. Mahon, Catherine S. Taylor, Sally J. Nunn, and Ursula H. Capewell
  19. The Right to Die: Ethical Issues, Sally J. Nunn, Vicki D. Lachman, Margaret M. Mahon, Catherine S. Taylor, Terri L. Maxwell, Ursula H. Capewell, and JoAnne Reifsnyder

  20. Part 5: Developing an Organizational Culture that Supports Ethical Behavior
  21. Access to Care and Ethical Issues, Caroline Camuñas
  22. Organizational Ethics, Mary Lou Helfrich Jones
  23. Leadership Ethics, Kathy Malloch
  24. Labor Ethics, Vicki D. Lachman and Julia W. Aucoin
  25. Ethics Committees, Barbara B. Ott

  26. Part 6: The Mix of Culture and Religion with Ethics
  27. Religion and Ethics, Syvil S. Burke
  28. Culture and Ethics, Joyce Bedoian

Appendix: ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses