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

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Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing is a wonderful resource for students of nursing ethics and law at all levels. The book strikes the perfect balance between theory and application—it is eminently practical without sacrificing the philosophical rigor characteristic of the best work in healthcare ethics. The authors cover the core topics in nursing ethics using an abundance of detailed, relevant, and challenging case-studies. Indeed, one would be hard-pressed to find a better use of case-studies in a nursing ethics text. The discussion of the law (both judicial decisions and statutes) is comprehensive and highly relevant. Especially important is the book’s focus on the difference between ethics and law, and discussion of how nurses ought to respond when ethics and law conflict. Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing will surely become a primary textbook for nursing ethics students, as well as a valuable resource for practicing nurses.” — Eric Vogelstein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Department of Philosophy, Duquesne University

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.