Bioethics, 7th Edition

A Nursing Perspective
Author :
Megan-Jane Johnstone
UPCOMING EDITION - ISBN : 9780729544283

Written by Australia’s foremost nursing ethics scholar, Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective comprehensibly addresses the ethical challenges, obligations and responsibilities nurses will encounter in practice.

With a strong e ...view more

Written by Australia’s foremost nursing ethics scholar, Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective comprehensibly addresses the ethical challenges, obligations and responsibilities nurses will encounter in practice.

With a strong emphasis on the principles and standards of human rights and social justice, the 7th edition examines the spectrum of bioethical issues in health care with a focus on patients’ rights, cross-cultural ethics, vulnerability ethics, mental health ethics, professional conduct, patient safety and end-of-life ethics.

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Written by Australia’s foremost nursing ethics scholar, Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective comprehensibly addresses the ethical challenges, obligations and responsibilities nurses will encounter in practice.

With a strong emphasis on the principles and standards of human rights and social justice, the 7th edition examines the spectrum of bioethical issues in health care with a focus on patients’ rights, cross-cultural ethics, vulnerability ethics, mental health ethics, professional conduct, patient safety and end-of-life ethics.


Key Features
  • Coverage of the moral terrain of everyday practice, including:
    • Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct
    • End-of-life care, directives and legislation
    • Moral disengagement
    • Prejudice, discrimination and vulnerable populations
    • Elder abuse and child abuse
    • Future nursing ethics challenges

  • Case scenarios and critical questions to encourage reflection on key issues in practice

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Author Information
By Megan-Jane Johnstone, PhD, BA, RN, Independent Scholar Formerly Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia Currently Adjunct Member, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne