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Ethical Decision Making in Nursing Management

In an attempt to explore the issue of ethical decision making in nursing management, this chapter will focus on addressing various questions.

Contents include

  • What is ethics?
  • What is a moral problem?
  • What decision-making processes can and should be used for dealing with moral problems in nursing management contexts?
  • Introduction
  • What is ethics?
    • Ethical principlism
    • Moral rights
  • Identifying moral problems
  • Making moral decisions
  • Conclusion
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Author / Editor Biographies

Ethics, PhD, BA, RN, FRCNA and FCN (NSW).
Megan-Jane Johnstone is Associate Professor of Nursing Law and Ethics in the Department of Nursing Inquiry and Mental Health in the faculty of Nursing at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Bundoora Campus) in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has published and presented widely on the subject of nursing law and ethics. Her three most significant publications are Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective, published in 1994 and now in its second edition; Nursing and the Injustices of the Law, also published in 1994; and The Politics of Euthanasia: A Nursi...

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