Ethics for Nursing and Healthcare Practice
- Kath M Melia - University of Edinburgh, UK
The social, legal and professional regulation context is brought into the discussion throughout, to equip students with the knowledge that they need to make clinical decisions.
Topics covered include:
- Beauchamp and Childress' four principles of bioethics
- Personal and individual conscience
- Moral philosophy
- The virtues/virtue ethics of the practitioner.
This book will be essential reading for pre-registration nursing students taking modules in ethics and law. It will also be a valuable text for postgraduates and qualified nurses, and students of health who need to gain an appreciation of ethics.
Students directed to two chapters within the book for asynchronous teaching activates. Great book which explores ethical theories and offers practical examples of ethical dilemmas.
Learners adopted this book and was on the essential reading list. This was for 1st year nursing BSc. the language used was appropriate and catered for those who had a level 2 or 3 language level. Also, the activities and discussion points in the book were relevant and applicable to HCA's or nurses on placement
This book is well structured and a relatively easy read for a nursing student at undergraduate level. The vignettes interspersed throughout the book make the subject 'come alive'. They are also relevant to an Irish situation.
A detailed book on ethics. Interesting and in depth book. This would be a supplementary read for 3rd-year midwives on their ethics module.
This provides the students with some good grounding regarding ethical debates
Very good text which covers all the theory.
I like the section on 'individual conscience approach to ethics'. We also relate the virtue ethics section in our simulation projects and other experiential learning that we relate in terms of nurse leadership.
A useful text which looks at core theories in ethics but considers contemporary practice issues.
not suitable for course
The concepts of trust and judgment are fundamental to the practice of all healthcare practitioners. These concepts, amongst others, permeate the discussions in this text in a sensible and readable way and make me feel that all carers should access this useful text.
A good book relevant. Easy to read
Sample Materials & Chapters
Nursing Ethics (2001)- van Thiel
Nursing Ethics (2004)- Cronqvist
Nursing Ethics (2007)- Gallagher
Nursing Ethics (2007)- Görgülü
Nursing Ethics (2010) -Hanssen
Nursing Ethics (2011) -Krishna
Nursing Ethics (2012) -Krishna
Nursing Ethics (2012) -Schneider
Nursing Ethics (2012) -Snellman
Nursing Ethics (2013) -Ewashen