Concepts and Cases in Nursing Ethics is an introduction to contemporary ethical issues in health care, designed especially for Canadian audiences.
The book is organized around six key concepts: beneficence, autonomy, truth-telling, confidentiality, justice, and integrity.
Each of these concepts is explained and discussed with reference to professional and legal norms.
The discussion is then supplemented by case studies that exemplify the relevant concepts and show how each applies in health care and nursing practice.
This new fourth edition includes an added chapter on end-of-life issues, and it is revised throughout to reflect the latest developments on topics such as global health ethics, cultural competence, social media, and palliative sedation.