Edition 7 A Nursing Perspective
By Megan-Jane Johnstone, AO, PhD, BA, RN

Publication Date: 31 May 2019

Written by Australia’s foremost nursing ethics scholar, Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective comprehensibly addresses the ethical challenges, obligations and responsibilities nurses will encounter in practice.

With a strong emphasis on the principles and standards of human rights and social justice, the 7th edition examines the spectrum of bioethical issues in health care with a focus on patients’ rights, cross-cultural ethics, vulnerability ethics, mental health ethics, professional conduct, patient safety and end-of-life ethics.

Key Features

  • Coverage of the moral terrain of everyday practice, including:
    • Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct
    • End-of-life care, directives and legislation
    • Moral disengagement
    • Prejudice, discrimination and vulnerable populations
    • Elder abuse and child abuse
    • Future nursing ethics challenges

  • Case scenarios and critical questions to encourage reflection on key issues in practice

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About the author
By Megan-Jane Johnstone, AO, PhD, BA, RN, Independent Scholar and Formerly Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.
Table of Contents
1.Professional standards and the requirement to be ethical
2.Ethics, bioethics and nursing ethics: some working definitions
3.Moral theory and the ethical practice of nursing
4.Cross cultural ethics and the ethical practice of nursing
5.Moral problems and moral decision-making in nursing and health care contexts
6.Ethics, dehumanisation and vulnerable populations
7.Patients’ rights to and in health care
8.Ethical issues in mental health care
9.Ethical issues in end-of-life care  
10.The moral politics of abortion and euthanasia
11.Professional judgment, moral quandaries and taking ‘appropriate action’
12.Professional obligations to report harmful behaviours: risks to patient safety, child abuse and elder abuse
13.Nursing ethics futures – challenges in the 21st century
Book details
ISBN: 9780729543224
Page Count: 483
Retail Price : £43.99