Sara T. Fry, PhD, RN, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Robert M. Veatch, PhD, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.
Carol R. Taylor, PhD, RN, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University, Washington, Washington D.C.
ISBN-13: 9780763780319 | © 2011
"The fourth edition.... is a top pick for any college-level healthcare library, surveying the latest ethical issues and specific guidelines for carrying through basic nursing principles. Over 150 actual case study conflicts that have occurred in nursing practice are accompanied by keys to resolution, enabling students to consider their own approaches to ethical conflict in nursing...Very highly recommended!"
-James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Bookwatch, August 2011
As the healthcare professional in closest contact with both the patient and the physician, nurses face biomedical ethical problems in unique ways. Accordingly, Case Studies in Nursing Ethics presents basic ethical principles and specific guidance for applying these principles in nursing practice, through analysis of over 150 actual case study conflicts that have occurred in nursing practice. Each case study allows readers to develop their own approaches to the resolution of ethical conflict and to reflect on how the traditions of ethical thought and professional guidelines apply to the situation.