Higher Education

Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing, 4th Edition

  • Margaret A. Burkhardt West Virginia University School of Nursing
  • Alvita Nathaniel West Virginia University, School of Nursing
  • ISBN-10: 1133129161  |  ISBN-13: 9781133129165
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2002, 1998
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.75
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About

Overview

Today's nurses face a multitude of legal and ethical dilemmas that fall outside the scope of clinical and medical training. Practical and thought provoking, ETHICS & ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY NURSING, 4th Edition examines the latest trends, principles, theories, and models in patient care to help nurses make ethically sound decisions in complex and often controversial situations. Acknowledging an ever-expanding global society, compelling examples are presented from national and international headlines that invite readers to explore the cases in light of socio-cultural influences, personal values, and professional ethics. Historical examples demonstrate how to think critically through various problems while upholding moral and professional standards, as well as the law. Key topics include patient advocacy and rights, diversity, medication error prevention, health care information management, portability and accountability, and health care reform. In addition to in-book learning features like analysis problems, review questions, sample forms, and appendices, ETHICS & ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY NURSING, 4th Edition offers supplemental, interactive tools to challenge students further, and prepare them for morally sound behavior in any health care setting.

Features and Benefits

  • Self-Reflection Feature: "Ask Yourself" boxed articles present real-world ethical dilemmas that encourage students to contemplate their personal beliefs and biases.
  • Practical Application: "Think About It" discussion questions challenge readers to apply chapter topics and emerging skills to a variety of scenarios, and eventually emulate ethical behaviors in their own clinical practice.
  • Acknowledging an ever-expanding global society, compelling examples are presented from national and international headlines that invite readers to explore the cases in light of socio-cultural influences, personal values, and professional ethics.
  • Student-Friendly Format: Topics are presented historically to promote deeper, contextual learning, while the conversational writing style appeals to a wide audience.
  • Wide-Reaching Coverage: ETHICS & ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY NURSING, 4th Edition cuts across barriers to thoroughly explore ethical issues in health policy and economics, along with social, gender, transcultural, and spiritual considerations.
  • Expanded Web Resources: More Internet tasks, links, and references encourage students to explore chapter concepts further and heighten their understanding of provocative issues.

Table of Contents

PART I: GUIDES FOR PRINCIPLED BEHAVIOR.
1. Social, Philosophical, and Other Historical Forces Influencing the Development of Nursing.
2. Ethical Theory.
3. Ethical Principles
PART II: DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED BEHAVIOR.
4. Values Clarification.
5. Values Development.
6. Nursing Codes of Ethics, Standards, and Ideals (Old Ch 8--renamed).
7. Ethical Decision Making (Old Chapter 6).
PART III: PRINCIPLED BEHAVIOR IN THE PROFESSIONAL DOMAIN.
8. Legal Issues (Old Chapter 7).
9. Professional Relationship Issues.
10. Practice Issues Related to Technology.
11. Practice Issues Related to Patient Self-Determination.
12. Scholarship Issues.
PART IV: GLOBAL ISSUES THAT IMPINGE ON NURSING PRACTICE.
13. Global Consciousness in the 21st Century.
14. Health Policy Issues.
15. Economic Issues.
16. Social Issues.
17. Gender Issues.
18. Transcultural and Spiritual Issues.
PART V: THE POWER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
19. Empowerment for Nurses.
20. Enabling Patient Empowerment.

What's New

  • Acknowledging an ever-expanding global society, compelling examples are presented from national and international headlines that invite readers to explore the cases in light of socio-cultural influences, personal values, and professional ethics.
  • Greater Historical Emphasis: In-depth discussions now include the history of philosophical traditions as they relate to ethics, as well as events like the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic and the advent of HIPAA standards.
  • New Informed-Consent Coverage: Real stories of atrocities in medical procedures and human subjects research demonstrate why and how policies for informed consent came into being.
  • More "Never Events": Enthralling examples of events that occurred, but never should, expose students to troublesome situations in hospitals, and offer insight into how to avoid them.
  • Timely Updates: Thorough updating of the law, as well as rules of procedure, evidence, and ethics standards keeps students well informed about patient care requirements and practices.
  • Improved Learning Features: New and revised forms, task examples, Web resources, tables and charts, analysis problems, study questions, and available Internet applications reinforce student retention of text material.

Supplements

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Margaret A. Burkhardt

Margaret A. Burkhardt is Associate Professor Emerita, West Virginia University School of Nursing. She taught nursing and practiced holistic nursing care for more than thirty years, and is an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. A prolific writer, Dr. Burkhardt has published numerous articles and book chapters, as well as co-authoring two books on spirituality in health and ethics in nursing.

Alvita Nathaniel

Alvita Nathaniel is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University School of Nursing. In addition to teaching, she has worked as a family nurse practitioner in free clinics and juvenile detention facilities for more than two decades. An active participant in policy-making, Dr. Nathaniel's articles regularly appear in journals and other health care-related publications.