From the start of their nursing programme it is essential that nursing students understand the significance of ethics and how it will impact the decisions they make on a daily basis. This book explains ethical ideas, theories and concepts in simple to understand terms and focuses on day-to-day nursing situations that apply principles to practice. The book challenges the reader to consider their own values and where ethics fits into who they are and how they behave and carefully unlocks this fascinating and important subject. Key features A practical guide that explores how ethics applies to nursing and where the key theories fit in Each chapter contains real world case studies and scenarios with an emphasis on ethical decision making Activities throughout challenge the reader to reflect on their views and experiences and apply what they have learnt to their own practice Each chapter is linked to the latest NMC standards relating to ethical issues.
Professor Ellis trained as a psychiatrist in Wellington and was appointed Professor in 1994. He was Head of Department from 1994-2017. Between 2012 and 2018 he was also Associate Dean for Medical Education, UOW. His research interests included affective disorders and suicidal behavior; service delivery; medical education; and the history of psychiatric treatments
Using reflection to develop inductive ethical understanding
What ethics is and what ethics is not
Theories of ethics
Key areas in healthcare ethics (protecting and promoting autonomy)
Dilemmas at the start and end of life
Your ethical future