Publisher description for Ethics in nursing practice : a guide to ethical decision making / Sara T. Fry, Megan-Jane Johnstone.


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Every day nurses are required to make ethical decisions in the course of caring for their patients. Ethics in Nursing Practice provides the background necessary to understand ethical decision making and its implications for patient care. The authors focus on the individual nurse’s responsibilities, as well as considering the wider issues affecting patients, colleagues and society as a whole. This third edition is fully updated, and takes into account recent changes in ICN position statements, WHO documents, as well as addressing current issues in healthcare, such as providing for the health and care needs of refugees and asylum seekers, bioethics and the enforcement of nursing codes.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Nursing ethics.
Nursing -- Decision making -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Ethics, Nursing.
Decision Making.
Ethical Analysis.
Nurses -- psychology.