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Understanding Ethics for Nursing Students

Understanding Ethics for Nursing Students

Fourth Edition

January 2024 | 200 pages | Learning Matters

Ethics have an significant impact on the decisions nurses make in their day-to-day work, so it’s important for all student nurses to develop their understanding of ethical frameworks as preparation for future practice. In this book, the author explains ethical ideas, theories and concepts in simple to understand terms, focussing on real-life nursing situations in order to make applying these principles to practice easy. This book will make student nurses consider their own values, and how ethics fit into who they are and how they behave, helping them to unlock this interesting and complex subject.

Key features:

  • Fully mapped to the NMC Future Nurse standards of proficiency (2018)
  • A practical guide that explores how ethics applies to nursing and shows you how the theory fits in to the realities of practice
  •  Contains real work case studies with an emphasis on ethical decision making
  •  Activities challenge students to reflect on their own values, experiences and prejudices and to think about how ethics fits in with who they are and how they behave
Chapter 1: Introducing ethics
Chapter 2: What ethics is and what ethics is not
Chapter 3: Ethical theories
Chapter 4: Developing ethical understanding through reflection
Chapter 5: Rights
Chapter 6: Protecting and promoting autonomy
Chapter 7: Dilemmas at the start and end of life
Chapter 8: Your ethical future

Accessible companion reading on the subject area

Mr Alex Miller-Fik
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
March 20, 2024

This book I thought was easy to pick up and read and understand ethics in nursing. This book again was used as a basis for the redevelopment of the ethics seminar in medicines management.

Mrs Margaret Ellen Dorward
Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Northumbria University
January 26, 2024

Sample Materials & Chapters

Sample Chapter - Introducing Ethics

Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis is an independent nursing and health and social care writer and consultant, and CEO of Intelligent Care Software. He is also an Expert Witness for nursing and social care. Peter was most recently a Registered Manager and Nursing Director in the Hospice and social care settings. Prior to this, he was a senior lecturer and programme director at Canterbury Christ Church University where he taught understanding research, among other topics, to undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students. Peter is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University and has a special interest, including ongoing research... More About Author

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