Ethics in Health Care

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Juta and Company Ltd, 2005 - Medical - 242 pages
Dealing primarily with nursing in South Africa and the particular challenges that the country's nurses encounter, this book looks at the ethical questions confronting nurses as well as the moral philosophy behind those considerations. Ubuntu—the African notion that everyone in a community is responsible for the welfare of its members—plays a large part in the moral deliberations of the book, as do problems particular to South Africa. This second edition is updated with new case studies on the AIDS pandemic as well as new ethical questions stemming from the legalization of abortion in South Africa and the rise in the power of health worker unions.
 

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Contents

The Caring ethic in nursing
11
Perspectives on ethical theory principles
25
Ethical principles and rules in moral decisionmaking
46
Perspectives on rights and relationships
54
Ethical concerns in relationships between nurses patients family
70
Ethical concerns in relationships between nurses their employing
82
The rights of patients and nurses in health care
97
Perspectives on ethical issues in healthcare practice
112
Management ethics 40
140
Ethics in research 47
147
Perspectives on transcultural issues
168
Religious and cultural forces in transcultural nursing
175
Perspectives on the application of ethical theory
202
References 22
230
Index
236
Copyright

Nursing and healthcare issues from the beginning of adulthood to
125

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About the author (2005)

S. Van Tonder is a professor emeritus in the department of health studies at the University of South Africa–Pretoria. S. A. Pera is a professor in the same department.

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