Concepts and Cases in Nursing Ethics – Fourth Edition
  • Publication Date: April 30, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781554813971 / 1554813972
  • 450 pages; 6½" x 9"

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Concepts and Cases in Nursing Ethics – Fourth Edition

  • Publication Date: April 30, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781554813971 / 1554813972
  • 450 pages; 6½" x 9"

Concepts and Cases in Nursing Ethics is an introduction to contemporary ethical issues in health care, designed especially for Canadian audiences. The book is organized around six key concepts: beneficence, autonomy, truth-telling, confidentiality, justice, and integrity. Each of these concepts is explained and discussed with reference to professional and legal norms. The discussion is then supplemented by case studies that exemplify the relevant concepts and show how each applies in health care and nursing practice. This new fourth edition includes an added chapter on end-of-life issues, and it is revised throughout to reflect the latest developments on topics such as global health ethics, cultural competence, social media, and palliative sedation.

Preface

Chapter 1: A Primer in Ethical Theory

Chapter 2: Beneficence

Chapter 3: Autonomy

Chapter 4: Truth-telling and Truthfulness

Chapter 5: Privacy and Confidentiality

Chapter 6: Justice

Chapter 7: Integrity

Chapter 8: End-of-Life Decision-Making

Michael Yeo is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Laurentian University. Anne Moorhouse is a Professor at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology and teaches bioethics at Ryerson University. Pamela Khan is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, and a member of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Patricia Rodney is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and a Faculty Associate with the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia.

  • • A thorough introduction to nursing ethics in Canada, organized around six foundational bioethical principles.
  • • Includes up-to-date coverage of new and emerging topics such as global health ethics, cultural competence, the use of social media, palliative sedation, and Medical Assistance in Dying.
  • • Examines issues of special relevance to marginalized groups such as Indigenous peoples, the LGBTQ+ community, and new immigrants.
  • • Case studies are included throughout, some of them analyzed by the authors and others left unanalyzed for the reader’s consideration.
  • • In this edition, an entirely new chapter on end-of-life issues has been added, and material throughout the book has been significantly revised and updated.