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Quick Look Nursing: Ethics and Conflict, Second Edition

Author(s): Kathleen Ouimet Perrin, PhD, RN, CCRN, Professor, Nursing, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
James McGhee, PhD
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  • ISBN-13: 9781449603304
  • Paperback    257 pages      © 2008
Price: International Sales $77.95 US List
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Quick Look Nursing: Ethics and Conflict, Second Edition presents ethical issues and case studies from the perspective of nurses. It guides nurses on what to do when patients, family, and physicians have varying perspectives on what care should be provided and when and how they should intervene to protect an elderly person from a hazardous living situation. This text is the ideal quick reference to prepare nurses for health care ethical dilemmas of health care in today’s complex environment.

Topics include:

  • Justice in the allocation of health care services (including nursing services)
  • Patient safety addressed with a discussion of how to respond to errors made by members of the health care team
  • Issues inherent in group decision making for a patient

Important pedagogical features:

  • Critical thinking questions and multiple case studies in each chapter
  • Quick look at chapter ahead
  • Highlighted key points
  • NCLEX-Style Questions
  Chapter 1:   Health Care Ethics
  Chapter 2:  Encountering an Ethical Dilemma
  Chapter 3:   Beginning of Life Issues
  Chapter 4:   Health Maintenance Across the Life Span
  Chapter 5:   How Should Health Care Resources be Allocated?
  Chapter 6:   Encountering Unjust, Incompetent, or Illegal Behavior
  Chapter 7:   Ethical Issues at the End of Life
  Appendix A:   American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses

Kathleen Ouimet Perrin, PhD, RN, CCRN-Professor, Nursing, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire

 

Kathleen Ouimet Perrin, PhD, RN, CCRN, is a professor of nursing at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH, where she teaches courses in critical care nursing, professional nursing, and understanding suffering to baccalaureate nursing students. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her master’s from Boston College, and her doctoral degree from The Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio. Her primary areas of interest are critical care nursing, ethical issues, nursing history, and suffering experienced by patients and health care providers.  
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James McGhee, PhD