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Practical Nursing Philosophy: The Universal Ethical Code

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Practical Nursing Philosophy: The Universal Ethical Code

Dr. David Seedhouse

ISBN: 978-0-470-84245-4 December 2001 234 Pages

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Nursing ideals and analytical philosophy rarely overlap. As aresult, existing nursing codes fail to define key terms clearlyenough to enable nurses to apply them. David Seedhouse tackles thisproblem by looking at nine key concept, explains their meaning andshows how they can be applied in everyday situations. The result isa precise yet compassionate framework which enables nurses toreflect deeply about the importance of their work, and can suipportthem as they strive to make ethically sound decisions.
* Provides a practical approach to traditionally intangible healthcare issues
* Includes an array of accessible case studies and diagrams
* Offers sensible strategies for nurses to implement philisophicalinsights in their daily care
Any nurse, or other health care worker, who has wondered how bestto apply key words such as 'care', 'dignity' and 'ethics' ineveryday situations will find this practical and informedclarification indispensible.
NURSING'S BIG IDEAS.

Nursing Philosophy's Practical Failure.

Advocacy.

Care.

Dignity.

Holism and Separatism.

HOW NURSING COULD TAKE THE MORAL LEAD IN HEALTH CARE.

Research.

Ethics.

Mental Health.

Nursing.

The Universal Ethical Code.

References.

Index.
"To me, a non-nurse, this is an excellent, clear book ..." (NursingEthics, Vol 8/3, 2001)

"an interesting attempt by a philosopher to provide some structuresethical guidance for nurses" (Bulletin of Medical Ethics, January2002)