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Case Studies in Nursing Ethics, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Sara T. Fry, PhD, RN, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Robert M. Veatch, PhD, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.
Carol R. Taylor, PhD, RN, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763780319
  • Paperback    506 pages      © 2011
Price: International Sales $114.95 US List
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As the healthcare professional in closest contact with both the patient and the physician, nurses face biomedical ethical problems in unique ways. Accordingly, Case Studies in Nursing Ethics presents basic ethical principles and specific guidance for applying these principles in nursing practice, through analysis of over 150 actual case study conflicts that have occurred in nursing practice. Each case study allows readers to develop their own approaches to the resolution of ethical conflict and to reflect on how the traditions of ethical thought and professional guidelines apply to the situation.


The Fourth Edition has been completely revised and updated.  It includes two new chapters, one on Moral Integrity and Moral Distress which contains AACN model of moral distress and work and one on Respect which addresses several aspects of the general problem of showing respect for patients and others.  It's also been updated with new case studies, new "Critical Thinking Questions" and "Research Briefs" boxes throughout, as well as citations, glossary, and web resources in health care ethics.

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Ideal for students in upper-level undergraduate and graduate level nursing courses

Preface  
Introduction  
Part I  Ethics and Values in Nursing
  Chapter 1  Values in Health and Illness
  Chapter 2  The Nurse and Moral Authority
  Chapter 3  Moral Integrity and Moral Distress
Part II  Ethical Issues in Nursing
  Chapter 4  Benefiting the Patient and Others: The Duty to Produce Good and Avoid Harm
  Chapter 5  Justice: The Allocation of Health Resources
  Chapter 6  Respect
  Chapter 7  The Principle of Autonomy
  Chapter 8  Veracity
  Chapter 9  Fidelity
  Chapter 10  The Sanctity of Human Life
Part III  Special Problem Areas in Nursing Practice
  Chapter 11  Abortion, Contraception, and Sterilization
  Chapter 12  Genetics, Birth, and the Biological Revolution
  Chapter 13  Psychiatry and the Control of Human Behavior
  Chapter 14  HIV/AIDS Care
  Chapter 15  Experimentation on Human Beings
  Chapter 16  Consent and the Right to Refuse Treatment
  Chapter 17  Death and Dying

Sara T. Fry, PhD, RN-Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Sara T. Fry

Robert M. Veatch, PhD-Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.

Robert M. Veatch

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Carol R. Taylor, PhD, RN-Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.

Carol R. Taylor

  • "The fourth edition.... is a top pick for any college-level healthcare library, surveying the latest ethical issues and specific guidelines for carrying through basic nursing principles. Over 150 actual case study conflicts that have occurred in nursing practice are accompanied by keys to resolution, enabling students to consider their own approaches to ethical conflict in nursing...Very highly recommended!"

    -James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Bookwatch, August 2011