Changes in biomedical technology, in institutional health care, in nursing, and in society increasingly cause nurses to be in situations requiring them to take moral decisions or to be involved in the consequences of such decisions. For the sake of patients, good practice, personal integrity and self-respect, nurses need to be able to satisfy themselves and sometimes others that their particular decisions and general practices are defensible. The aim of this book is to assist those in the nursing profession who seek to cope clear-headedly and responsibly with moral issues; it should leave the reader better placed to articulate the moral considerations and under-lying principles bearing upon such issues - even if they do not agree with the present authors about what these are.
|Place of Publication||Boston, USA|
|Number of pages||226|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|