Should scientists be prohibited from altering the DNA that we pass on to our children? Should we put human genes into pigs and transgenic pig organs into humans? Should we teach medical students how to carry out euthanasia? Should parents have the right to circumcise their male babies? Should we limit access to new reproductive technologies on the basis of age, sexual orientation or family status? Dr. Margaret Somerville takes a look at these and other challenging questions in The Ethical Canary and comes up with some even more challenging answers.
Includes index and bibliographical references: p. 303-320.
his book examines the many ethical issues related to health and health care in children. It describes the field of Pediatric ethics, a unique and important aspect of the discipline of bioethics, the study of moral conduct in health care and the rational process for determining the best course of action in the face of conflicting choices.
The past 25 years have witnessed an escalating discussion on the role of spirituality within health care. This scholarly volume is rooted in the belief that not only is religion integral to nursing care, but the religious beliefs of both nurse and patient can significantly influence care and its outcome. It offers an in-depth analysis of the ways in which religion influences the discipline of nursing, its practitioners, and treatment outcomes.Through the contributions of an international cadre of nurse scholars representing the world's major religious traditions, the book explores how theories, history and theologies shape the discipline, bioethical decision making, and the perspective of the nurse or patient who embraces a particular religion. It examines the commonalities between the values and thinking of nursing and religion and identifies basic domains in which additional research is necessary. The authors believe that ultimately, scholarly dialogue on the relationship between religion and nursing will foster and enhance nursing practice that is ethical and respectful of personal values.
"Through the story of one young visiting nurse and her elderly patient, this challenging video documentary will help to stimulate discussion about a wide range of ethical and professional dilemmas faced by nurses working in home care and community settings."
Discusses appropriate behaviours when health care workers are working with disabled people. Four modules cover the topics of: privacy issues; relationships and affection; intimate care; practice guidelines for managers and administrators. The videos and workbook may be used for self-study or in a group setting.
This code of ethics for registered nurses is a statement of the ethical committments of Canadian nurses to those they serve. It has been developed by nurses for nurses and sets forth the ethical standards by which nurses are to conduct their nursing practice.
Tension - between efforts to make medical practice more scientific and the suspicions of many clinicians - has caused one of the greatest practical and ethical challenges in the history of the health professions. This book reviews the history and conceptual origins of evidence-based practice and discusses key ethical issues that arise in clinical practice, public health and health policy
Readings in Health Care Ethics provides a wide-ranging selection of important and engaging contributions to the field of health care ethics.
Designed as a course text for undergraduate use, the anthology includes fifty-six selections grouped into ten sections.
Included are a wide range of the most important essays both on long-standing issues in biomedical ethics (such as consent, euthanasia, and research involing human subjects); and on issues that have particularly come to the fore in recent years, such as the allocation of scarce medical resources, and genetic alteration.