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Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing 4th Edition

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PART I: GUIDES FOR PRINCIPLED BEHAVIOR. 1. Social, Philosophical, and Other Historical Forces Influencing the Development of Nursing. 2. Ethical Theory. 3. Ethical Principles PART II: DEVELOPING PRINCIPLED BEHAVIOR. 4. Values Clarification. 5. Values Development. 6. Nursing Codes of Ethics, Standards, and Ideals (Old Ch 8--renamed). 7. Ethical Decision Making (Old Chapter 6). PART III: PRINCIPLED BEHAVIOR IN THE PROFESSIONAL DOMAIN. 8. Legal Issues (Old Chapter 7). 9. Professional Relationship Issues. 10. Practice Issues Related to Technology. 11. Practice Issues Related to Patient Self-Determination. 12. Scholarship Issues. PART IV: GLOBAL ISSUES THAT IMPINGE ON NURSING PRACTICE. 13. Global Consciousness in the 21st Century. 14. Health Policy Issues. 15. Economic Issues. 16. Social Issues. 17. Gender Issues. 18. Transcultural and Spiritual Issues. PART V: THE POWER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. 19. Empowerment for Nurses. 20. Enabling Patient Empowerment.

About the Author

Margaret A. Burkhardt is Associate Professor Emerita, West Virginia University School of Nursing. She taught nursing and practiced holistic nursing care for more than thirty years, and is an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. A prolific writer, Dr. Burkhardt has published numerous articles and book chapters, as well as co-authoring two books on spirituality in health and ethics in nursing.

Alvita Nathaniel is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University School of Nursing. In addition to teaching, she has worked as a family nurse practitioner in free clinics and juvenile detention facilities for more than two decades. An active participant in policy-making, Dr. Nathaniel's articles regularly appear in journals and other health care-related publications.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 4 edition (June 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133129161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133129165
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bought this book-very costly at approx $130!!! It's not very long. It alludes to "contemporary" nursing but paging through it, it seemed to lack saliency. I could be wrong, as I did not read it. Instead I bought "Nursing Ethics in Everyday Practice," by Ulrich--much better book in my opinion and half the price.
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I really liked reading this excellent book, but I must mark it down for the poor quality binding. I am very careful with my textbooks; however, the pages of this book started to come lose from the glue halfway through the semester. It was really frustrating. We have no other choice but to buy it if our professor assigns it, though, so I guess it doesn't make much difference. It's a shame I can't pass it on to someone else though. I hate to waste.
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I used this book for a class I just completed. The book was well written and easy to use. The class was wonderful and the book was an asset to the class. This is one will be keeping in my library!
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This text truly focuses on the ethical dilemmas as well as issues within nursing. It truly helps the individual understand the rationale and how society views and works.
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I bought this book as a requisite for my MSN class so the book is what it is. However, this was my first time using Amazon and will continue to do so. Ordering was a breeze and delivery was fast. Thanks for a stress free encounter!

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Very Helpful in MSN Leadership track. Interesting book with many real issues and topics that we face as nurses. Easy Reading.
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Excellent case studies in the book
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Great book but for generalized research/reading, go with the less expensive previous edition. I rented it and sent it back when done. Would buy the less costly copy.
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