Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781554813964 / 1554813964
  • 340 pages; 6½" x 9"
Exam Copy

Availability: Worldwide

Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing

  • Publication Date: April 5, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781554813964 / 1554813964
  • 340 pages; 6½" x 9"

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the many ethical and legal issues that arise in the practice of nursing. Ethical analysis is supplemented with the rigorous discussion of precedents from the American legal system as well as the requirements of professional codes operating at the national and state levels. Topics include informed consent, end-of-life treatment, impaired decisional capacity, privacy and confidentiality, and much more.

Chapter 1: Moral Decision-Making: Theory and Practice

Chapter 2: Regulation of Nursing

Chapter 3: Informed Consent

Chapter 4: End of Life and the Refusal of Treatment

Chapter 5: Privacy and Confidentiality

Chapter 6: Impaired Decisional Capacity

Chapter 7: Integrity and Advocacy

Joseph P. DeMarco is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Cleveland State University. Gary E. Jones is Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego and a member of the California Bar Association. Barbara J. Daly is the Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

  • — An introduction to the ethical and legal issues that arise in nursing practice, designed especially for nursing students.
  • — Informed by expert knowledge of ethical theory, laws & codes, and nursing practice.
  • — Real-life legal cases and scenarios are discussed throughout as a means of illustrating the importance and complexity of the issues at hand.
  • — Summaries and discussion questions help the reader to understand and process the subject matter.