As the healthcare professional in closest contact with both the patient and the physician, nurses face biomedical ethical problems in unique ways. Accordingly, Case Studies in Nursing Ethics presents basic ethical principles and specific guidance for applying these principles in nursing practice, through analysis of over 150 actual case study conflicts that have occurred in nursing practice. Each case study allows readers to develop their own approaches to the resolution of ethical conflict and to reflect on how the traditions of ethical thought and professional guidelines apply to the situation.
The Fourth Edition has been completely revised and updated. It includes two new chapters, one on Moral Integrity and Moral Distress which contains AACN model of moral distress and work and one on Respect which addresses several aspects of the general problem of showing respect for patients and others. It's also been updated with new case studies, new "Critical Thinking Questions" and "Research Briefs" boxes throughout, as well as citations, glossary, and web resources in health care ethics.
Table of Contents
Part I Ethics and Values in Nursing
Chapter 1 Values in Health and Illness
Chapter 2 The Nurse and Moral Authority
Chapter 3 Moral Integrity and Moral Distress
Part II Ethical Issues in Nursing
Chapter 4 Benefiting the Patient and Others: The Duty to Produce Good and Avoid Harm
Chapter 5 Justice: The Allocation of Health Resources
Chapter 6 Respect
Chapter 7 The Principle of Autonomy
Chapter 8 Veracity
Chapter 9 Fidelity
Chapter 10 The Sanctity of Human Life
Part III Special Problem Areas in Nursing Practice
Chapter 11 Abortion, Contraception, and Sterilization
Chapter 12 Genetics, Birth, and the Biological Revolution
Chapter 13 Psychiatry and the Control of Human Behavior
Chapter 14 HIV/AIDS Care
Chapter 15 Experimentation on Human Beings
Chapter 16 Consent and the Right to Refuse Treatment
Chapter 17 Death and Dying
About the Author(s)
Sara T. Fry, PhD, RN-Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Robert M. Veatch, PhD-Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.
Carol R. Taylor, PhD, RN-Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.