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Nursing Ethics: Irish Cases and Concerns

Nursing Ethics: Irish Cases and Concerns (Paperback)

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Considers ethical cases and concerns of nurses working in an Irish context, relating them to the Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives and Irish law.

Analyses ethical issues including: autonomy, truth-telling, advocacy, confidentiality, informed consent, abortion, assisted human reproduction, death and dying, withdrawal of treatment, justice, allocation of scarce resources.

Defines new terms, explains ethical and legal principles, probes familiar notions and assumptions, evaluates arguments.

Explains ethical theories clearly and integrates them throughout the text. Provides additional cases, suggested forms of assessment e.g. essay titles and exam questions and useful web links on our website (

An invaluable text for nursing students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, clinical nurses and midwives, nurse managers and academics.

Nursing Links An Bord Altranais (the Nursing Bord), the Irish Nurses Organisation, the Department of Health and Children, the Nurse2Nurse site and the Office for Health Management are all sites which may be of interest.

See more useful websites on Nursing Ethics issies in our Student Support Material Section.

Medical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary servicesNursing Publisher: Gill Publication Date: 26/04/2005 ISBN-13: 9780717135769  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dolores Dooley, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Health Care Ethics, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Cork. Joan McCarthy, PhD, Lecturer in Health Care Ethics, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Cork.

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