This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The authors have developed a holistic approach that explores: ethics in hospital and community settings, inter-disciplinary teamwork, ward and hospital management, nursing research, performance management and the political ethics of nursing administration, health service re-structuring and reform. The content has been substantially revised for this edition and significant new material added to reflect developments in theory and practice.
An up-to-date analysis of professions in the context of modernity, to enable health professionals to make sense of global cultural & social developments
An analysis of the ethics of evidence-based practice
An examination of professional accountability and ethics in performance management to help practitioners/managers understand the ethical basis of management
useful web links and teaching notes on a dedicated website: http://evolve.elsevier.com/Thompson/nursingethics/
covers a wide range of ethical issues - much more than just ‘clinical' dilemmas and decision-making skills
a down-to-earth and practical approach to applied ethics
material on moral theory kept to a minimum (but dealt with thoroughly at the end of the book)
focuses on ethical issues in nursing and case studies taken from nursing practice i.e. the concrete concerns of nurses and other front-line workers
pedagogical features include: chapter aims, learning outcomes and further reading for possible essay, tutorial and project topics
also useful as a general work of reference on ethic in health care
By Ian E. Thompson, BA(Hons) PhD, Former Professor of Ethics and Philosophy, University of Notre Dame Australia; Fremantle, Western Australia & Honorary Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Kath M. Melia, BNurs(Manc), PhD, Head of School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Kenneth M. Boyd, Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; and Dorothy Horsburgh, PhD, MEd, BA(Hons,) RGN, DipCNE, RNT, RCNT, Lecturer, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
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