Ethical Decision Making in Nursing and Healthcare: The Symphonological Approach (BOK)
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This book provides a systematic approach to bioethical decision making that can help clarify issues in situations where "right" and "wrong" may not be clearly defined.This title includes features such as: an expanded preface and first chapter to accommodate advances in health care; two new chapters on traditional ethical systems and how they pertain to the health care setting; an expanded final chapter on Symphonology (now formally recognized as a nursing theory); end of chapter questions and dilemmas; new, more current case studies; and more...This title gives a step-by-step process that guides the practitioner to justify ethical decisions and how to implement them. It is the only nursing book that actually features a comprehensive system of bioethical decision making. It is applicable to practice as well as being useful for at-risk students and general ethics courses. It presents a practice-based decision making model. It is easy to apply - students and practitioners have reported immediate ability to use what they have learned. It provides an examination of person, their motivations, and their rights. It gives a careful and comprehensive discussion of the meaning and definition of terms and how they relate to decision making. It helps to give the health care professional confidence in his or her ethical decision making.