- covers a wide range of ethical issues - much more than just 'clinical' dilemmas and decision-making skills
- a down-to-earth and practical approach to applied ethics
- user-friendly layout
- material on moral theory kept to a minimum (but dealt with thoroughly at the end of the book)
- focuses on ethical issues in nursing and case studies taken from nursing practice i.e. the concrete concerns of nurses and other front-line workers
- pedagogical features include: chapter aims, learning outcomes and further reading for possible essay, tutorial and project topics
- also useful as a general work of reference on ethic in health care
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The authors have developed a holistic approach that explores: ethics in hospital and community settings, inter-disciplinary teamwork, ward and hospital management, nursing research, performance management and the political ethics of nursing administration, health service re-structuring and reform. The content has been substantially revised for this edition and significant new material added to reflect developments in theory and practice.