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Nursing ethics through the life span
Bandman, Elsie L.
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Second edition.
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Norwalk, Conn. : Appleton & Lange, [1990]

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288 pages ; 23 cm
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Central Library RT85 .B33 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Exploring both traditional and contemporary ethical theories, the fourth edition of I> > Nursing Ethics through the Life Span" outlines and applies philosophical guidelines that will assist any nurse in making ethically sound choices. Appropriate either as a guide for nursing students or as a reference for practicing nurses, Bandman & Bandman give readers a thorough, sound basis for understanding why the application of ethical principles is important in health care. Included are: Clinical case studies within each chapter to illustrate day-to-day ethical situations. Extensive coverage of current healthcare topics that have ethical ramifications such as euthanasia, assisted suicide, HIV/AIDS, organ transplantation, and experimental medical treatments. "What If..." questions throughout the text to encourage critical thinking. Special ethics chapters that feature "Developmental Highlights," "Issues and Problems," and "Morally Reasoned Nursing Interventions."

Table of Contents

I Moral Pathways in Nursing
1 The Moral Significance of Nursing
2 Models of Professional Relationships
3 Self-Interest Morality
4 Virtue Ethics in Nursing
5 Consequentialist or Utilitarian Ethics
6 Duty-Based Ethics: Universal Moral Principles
7 Rights-Based Ethics
8 Ethical Decision Making in Nursing
II Nursing Ethics Through The Life Span
9 Nursing Ethics in the Procreative Family
10 Ethics and the Problem of Abortion
11 Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of Infants
12 Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of Children
13 Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of Adolescents
14 Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of Adults
15 Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of the Elderly
16 Ethical Issues in the Nursing Care of the Dying
Glossary of Selected Terms

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