From the start of their nursing programme it is essential that nursing students understand the significance of ethics and how it will impact the decisions they make on a daily basis. This book explains ethical ideas, theories and concepts in simple to understand terms and focuses on day-to-day nursing situations that apply principles to practice. The book challenges the reader to consider their own values and where ethics fits into who they are and how they behave and carefully unlocks this fascinating and important subject.
A practical guide that explores how ethics applies to nursing and where the key theories fit in Each chapter contains real world case studies and scenarios with an emphasis on ethical decision making Activities throughout challenge the reader to reflect on their views and experiences and apply what they have learnt to their own practice Each chapter is linked to the latest NMC standards relating to ethical issues.
IntroductionIntroducing ethics Using reflection to develop inductive ethical understandingWhat ethics is and what ethics is notTheories of ethics RightsKey areas in healthcare ethics (protecting and promoting autonomy) Dilemmas at the start and end of lifeYour ethical future