Ethics, Law and Nursing

by Nina Fletcher

Ethics, Law and Nursing Synopsis

An introduction to the ethical and legal dilemmas in nursing practice, this text is designed to provoke the nurse to reflect on the nature of his or her professional obligations and future practice. The authors firstly familiarise the reader with the basic principles of ethical debate and the overall structure of the legal system as it effects nurses. They then address the fundamental dilemmas of nursing practice, such as whether or not paternalism can ever be justified, if patients have the right to die, and what a nurse's response should be to poor professional practice by colleagues. The book aims to enhance the reader's understanding of the issues, and to educate nurses to develop their own skills of reasoning and judgement. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719040504
Publication date: 16th February 1995
Author: Nina Fletcher
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Nursing, Medical ethics & professional conduct, Law,

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