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Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Third Edition

Author(s): Pamela J. Grace, RN, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • ISBN-13: 9781284107333
  • Paperback    448 pages      © 2018
Price: $87.95 US List
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Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Third Edition focuses on the historical background, knowledge and leadership skills necessary to improve the quality of health for both individuals and society. The text takes a comprehensive approach in addressing contemporary health issues faced by healthcare professionals across a variety of settings.  The Third Edition has been updated to reflect changes in the healthcare landscape and to explore how this impacts and expands the role of the advance practice nurse.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Exploration of the role of inter-professional ethics
  • Expanded content on social justice including advocacy for vulnerable populations and global issues
  • Additional content on gerontologic issues
  • New content on men’s health issues and substance abuse
  • Focus on perioperative and CRNA issues 

Applicable Courses

Nursing Ethics
Ethics for Advanced Practice Nursing

Section  I  Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing Ethics
  Chapter  1  Philosophical Foundations of Applied and Professional Ethics
  Chapter  2  Nursing Ethics
Section  II  Ethical Issues Common Across Practice Specialties
  Chapter  3  Advanced Practice Nursing: The Nurse Patient Relationship and General Ethical Concerns
  Chapter  4  Professional Responsibility, Social Justice, Human Rights, and Injustice
  Chapter  5  Leadership in Advanced Practice Roles: CNM, CNS, CRNA, DNP, NP
  Chapter  6  Research Ethics: Advanced Practice Roles and Responsibilities
Section  III  Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Specialty Areas
  Chapter  7  Nursing Ethics and Advanced Practice: Neonatal Issues
  Chapter  8  Nursing Ethics and Advanced Practice: Children and Adolescents
  Chapter  9  Nursing Ethics and Advanced Practice: Women's Health
  Chapter  10  Nursing Ethics and Advanced Practice: Adult-Gerontology Health
  Chapter  11  Nursing Ethics and Advanced Practice: Psychiatric and Mental Health Issues
  Chapter  12  Nursing Ethics and Advanced Practice: Anesthesia and Periop Period
  Chapter  13  Nursing Ethics and Advanced Practice: Palliative Care and End of Life Care Across the Lifespan

Pamela J. Grace, RN, PhD, FAAN-Associate Professor, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts

Pamela Grace is an experienced critical care nurse and a primary care nurse practitioner. She received her initial nursing training at Walton Hospital School of Nursing, Liverpool, U.K. in 1972 and after moving to the U.S. eventually completed BSN and MSN degrees at West Virginia University.  Frustration at ongoing problems faced by nurses at all levels of practice led her to undertake doctoral studies in philosophy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where an additional concentration in medical ethics was possible. She received a PhD in Philosophy in 1998.  She also completed a research fellowship in medical ethics at Harvard University's School of Social Medicine in 2001 and received a Fullbright Senior Scholarship grant in 2003 to Lecture and Research in Denmark. Her research interests include professional ethics, nursing ethics, moral decision making, justice in healthcare, and ethical healthcare delivery systems. She is also a nurse scientist at the Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a member of Beacon Hospice's Ethics Committee. A nurse educator for the past 18 years, she currently teaches both adult health nursing and ethics across the undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula at Boston College's William F. Connell School of Nursing.

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