Nursing Ethics

Author: A. Armstrong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230206458
Release Date: 2007-04-17
Genre: Medical

This book proposes a 'strong' (action-guiding) account of a virtue-based approach to moral decision-making within contemporary nursing practice. Merits and criticisms of obligation and virtue-based approaches to morality are explored. The author argues that in order to deliver morally good care, it is necessary to examine one's moral character.

Nursing Ethics

Author: A. Armstrong
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1349353167
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Medical

This book proposes a 'strong' (action-guiding) account of a virtue-based approach to moral decision-making within contemporary nursing practice. Merits and criticisms of obligation and virtue-based approaches to morality are explored. The author argues that in order to deliver morally good care, it is necessary to examine one's moral character.

Nursing Ethics

Author: Steven D. Edwards
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137118677
Release Date: 2009-08-26
Genre: Medical

Struggling to understand ethics? Feeling lost when trying to handle moral dilemmas in professional practice? Worried about helping patients to make decisions in an ethical way? Nursing Ethics is an introductory text which enables you to consider, understand and tackle difficult moral problems. It takes a principle-based approach, which provides a practical and easy-to-apply framework for addressing ethical dilemmas. The book includes clear descriptions of moral theories and concepts and is packed with case examples – giving it immediate relevance to everyday nursing situations. As well as being significantly revised and updated, this new edition includes discussion of the Nursing and Midwifery Code (2008) and an entire chapter dedicated to genetics and the related complex ethical issues. Simple, clear and accessible – Nursing Ethics is an essential purchase for all students and practitioners of nursing and health care.

Virtue Ethics and Professional Roles

Author: Justin Oakley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139432184
Release Date: 2001-10-18
Genre: Law

Professionals, it is said, have no use for simple lists of virtues and vices. The complexities and constraints of professional roles create peculiar moral demands on the people who occupy them, and traits that are vices in ordinary life are praised as virtues in the context of professional roles. Should this disturb us, or is it naive to presume that things should be otherwise? Taking medical and legal practice as key examples, Justin Oakley and Dean Cocking develop a rigorous articulation and defence of virtue ethics, contrasting it with other types of character-based ethical theories and showing that it offers a promising new approach to the ethics of professional roles. They provide insights into the central notions of professional detachment, professional integrity, and moral character in professional life, and demonstrate how a virtue-based approach can help us better understand what ethical professional-client relationships would be like.

Business Ethics

Author: Alejo José G. Sison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315277837
Release Date: 2018-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Can business activities and decisions be virtuous? This is the first business ethics textbook to take a virtue ethics approach. It explains how virtue ethics compares with alternative approaches to business ethics, such as utilitarianism and deontology, and argues that virtue ethics best serves the common good of society. Looking across the whole spectrum of business—including finance, governance, leadership, marketing and production—each chapter presents the theory of virtue ethics and supports students’ learning with chapter objectives, in-depth interviews with professionals and real-life case studies from a wide range of countries. Business Ethics: A Virtue Ethics and Common Good Approach is a valuable text for advanced undergraduates and masters-level students on business ethics courses.

Nursing Ethics

Author: Rose Mary Volbrecht
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0130305219
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

This book presents multiple ethical theories with detailed applications to real-life scenarios in a highly readable format. Case studies address current issues in nursing ethics. Discussion of three ethical perspectives: Rule Ethics, Virtue Ethics, and Feminist Ethics helps nurses understand how each theory frames primary questions of ethics and how each approaches decision-making to address each question. A five-step framework for ethical analysis is adapted to each of the ethical theories presented, providing a systematic, step-by-step process for ethical decision-making. Case studies introduce each theory chapter An excellent resource for registered nurses, nurse practitioners as well as all other professionals in nursing field.

Ethics in Professional Life

Author: Sarah Banks
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137189332
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Social Science

What does it mean to be a good professional? What is the role of courage in professional life? How do we develop the moral qualities of respectfulness, justice and care? Firmly rooted in practice, this book is a timely exploration of the nature and value of a virtue-based approach to ethics in health and social care. Skilfully drawing on relevant moral philosophical literature, Part I offers a clear yet critical account of virtue ethics. Virtue ethics bases ethical evaluations on the moral qualities or character traits of professional practitioners. This approach, the authors argue, is a vital counter-balance to the recent emphasis in professional ethics on the regulation of conduct by rules and procedures. Part II explores the key virtues of professional wisdom, courage, respectfulness, care, trustworthiness, justice and integrity. Each chapter starts with examples from practice and ends with strategies for cultivating these key virtues in education and practice. Ethics in Professional Life is a challenging and original text that is ideal reading for all students, practitioners and academics in the field of health and social care.

Approaches to Ethics

Author: Verena Tschudin
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 0750653264
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

A companion volume to Nursing Ethics, the basic text on ethics for the nursing profession. This book takes a wider approach to ethics, looking at several different dimensions and discussing these themes in a manner suitable for either reflective practice or advanced study. Together, the pair form a comprehensive guide to ethics in nursing practice.

What Makes a Good Nurse

Author: Derek Sellman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843109327
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

Derek Sellman sets the case for re-establishing the primacy of the virtues that underpin the practice of nursing in order to address the question: what makes a good nurse? He provides those in the caring professions with an explanation of why and how nurses should strive to cultivate these virtues, as well as the implications of this for practice.

Professional Ethics

Author: Terrence M. Kelly
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498513630
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Genre: Philosophy

It is widely recognized that professionals such as doctors, nurses, engineers, and teachers have duties that go far beyond those of ordinary citizens, but there is much disagreement as to why they have such duties. In Professional Ethics: A Trust-Based Approach, Terrence Kelly argues that such duties come from the unique trust that professionals must invite, develop, and honor from those they serve. Without trust, professional practice would be significantly impoverished—both ethically and instrumentally— and the autonomy enjoyed by many professions would evaporate. Professionals therefore have good reasons to be “effectively trustworthy”— that is, to develop the virtues necessary to be responsive to the vulnerability of those they serve; and effectively communicate that responsiveness to others. Being effectively trustworthy requires a commitment by professionals as individual practitioners and as members of ethical communities committed to building a culture of trust. Such communities can, and should, design virtue-based professional education that promotes trustworthy character formation, and articulate an ethical vision of the trustworthy professional that has real credibility in the practical conditions of profession. Because of the importance of trust, professional communities also have good reasons to develop conduct standards, such as those regarding conflict of interest, that promote professional trustworthiness in both fact and appearance.

Nursing Ethics

Author: Janie B. Butts
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284059502
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: Nursing ethics

Each New Print Copy Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access That Unlocks A Comprehensive And Interactive Ebook, Student Practice Activities And Assessments, A Full Suite Of Instructor Resources, And Learning Analytics Reporting Tools Nursing Ethics: Across The Curriculum And Into Practice, Fourth Edition Integrates The Concept Of Nursing Ethics Across The Curriculum By Preparing Students And Professionals For The Moral Issues Encountered In Practice. The Fourth Edition Has Been Revised To Reflect The Evolution Of Nursing Ethics Within Healthcare The Text Is Divided Into Three Sections: Foundational Theories, Concepts And Professional Issues; Moving Into Ethics Across The Lifespan And Ethics Related To Special Issues Focused On Specific Populations And Nursing Roles. Key Features: Coverage Of The ANA Code Of Ethics With Interpretive Statements As Appendix Legal Features Sections Included In Most Chapters Appendix Of Case Studies And Suggestions For Discussion Ethical Reflections Questions In Each Chapter Author Recommendations For Additional Supplemental Information Per Chapter

Virtue Ethics and Confucianism

Author: Stephen Angle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134068180
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Philosophy

This volume presents the fruits of an extended dialogue among American and Chinese philosophers concerning the relations between virtue ethics and the Confucian tradition. Based on recent advances in English-language scholarship on and translation of Confucian philosophy, the book demonstrates that cross-tradition stimulus, challenge, and learning are now eminently possible. Anyone interested in the role of virtue in contemporary moral philosophy, in Chinese thought, or in the future possibilities for cross-tradition philosophizing will find much to engage with in the twenty essays collected here.

IN A DIFFERENT VOICE

Author: Carol GILLIGAN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674037618
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Psychology

This is the little book that started a revolution, making women's voices heard, in their own right and with their own integrity, for virtually the first time in social scientific theorizing about women. Its impact was immediate and continues to this day, in the academic world and beyond. Translated into sixteen languages, with more than 700,000 copies sold around the world, In a Different Voice has inspired new research, new educational initiatives, and political debate—and helped many women and men to see themselves and each other in a different light.

Key Concepts and Issues in Nursing Ethics

Author: P. Anne Scott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319492506
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Genre: Medical

Short case studies, based on real stories from the health care arena, ensure that each chapter of this book is rooted in descriptions of nursing practise that are grounded, salient narratives of nursing care. The reader is assisted to explore the ethical dimension of nursing practice: what it is and how it can be portrayed, discussed, and analysed within a variety of practice and theoretical contexts. One of the unique contributions of this book is to consider nursing not only in the context of the individual nurse – patient relationship but also as a social good that is of necessity limited, due to the ultimate limits on the nursing and health care resource. This book will help the reader consider what good nursing looks like, both within the context of limitations on resources and under conditions of scarcity. Indeed, any discussion of ethical issues in nursing should be well grounded in a conceptualisation of nursing that nursing students and practising nursing can recognise, accept and engage with. Nursing, like medicine, social work and teaching has a clear moral aim – to do good. In the case of nursing to do good for the patient. However it is vital that in the pressurised, constrained health service of the 21st century, we help nurses explore what this might mean for nursing practice and what can reasonably be expected of the individual nurse in terms of good nursing care.

Ethics in Health Care

Author: S. A. Pera
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 0702166790
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Dealing primarily with nursing in South Africa and the particular challenges that the country's nurses encounter, this book looks at the ethical questions confronting nurses as well as the moral philosophy behind those considerations. Ubuntu—the African notion that everyone in a community is responsible for the welfare of its members—plays a large part in the moral deliberations of the book, as do problems particular to South Africa. This second edition is updated with new case studies on the AIDS pandemic as well as new ethical questions stemming from the legalization of abortion in South Africa and the rise in the power of health worker unions.