Chapter 6. Ethical Issues

  1. Fay Valentine RGN, RSCN, MA, PGDip. HSSM, ENB9981 and
  2. Lesley Lowes RGN, RSCN, PGCHPE, DPSN, M.Sc., Ph.D.2
  1. Peter Mcnee and
  2. Maggie Furness

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692103.ch6

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness

How to Cite

Mcnee, P. and Furness, M. (2007) Ethical Issues, in Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness (eds F. Valentine and L. Lowes), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692103.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Children and Young People's Directorate, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK

  2. 2

    Research Fellow/Practitioner, Nursing, Health and Social Care Research Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405144025

Online ISBN: 9780470692103

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Keywords:

  • nursing ethics;
  • ethical dilemmas;
  • chronic illness;
  • philosophical methods;
  • deontology

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aim of the chapter

  • Intended learning outcomes

  • Why study ethics?

  • A definition of ethics

  • Introduction to ethical theories

  • Theory of consequentialism

  • Utilitarianism

  • Act utilitarianism

  • Rule utilitarianism

  • Theory of deontology

  • Ethical principles

  • Principle of autonomy

  • Ethical principle of beneficence

  • Ethical principle of non-maleficence

  • Ethical principle of justice

  • A nursing ethic

  • Definition of an ethical dilemma

  • Ethical decision making

  • A suggested model for ethics in practice/decision making

  • Conclusion

  • Useful websites

  • Recommended reading

  • References