Author: Kathleen Stephany

The Ethic of Care: A Moral Compass for Canadian Nursing Practice

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-394-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-304-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080530491120101

Introduction

The Ethic of Care: A Moral Compass for Canadian Nursing Practice is unique from other nursing ethics textbooks in several key ways. The book adds a heightened dimension to the already rich knowledge in the field of applied nursing ethics and the ethic of care. The author argues that the ethic of care, or the moral imperative to act justly, be the guiding compass for everything that nurses do. It is with passion and conviction that nurses are encouraged to embody the ethic of care as a "lived virtue." Nurses are also inspired to be the leaders of tomorrow by working toward achieving accountability and sustainability in the Canadian publicly funded health care system and by effectively addressing social inequities. At the end of each chapter the author conveys real life case studies, as derived from her experiences as a critical care nurse, psychiatric nurse clinician and former Coroner. These vignettes bring the subject to life and serve as a means for applying newly acquired ethical knowledge.

Dedication

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About the Author

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Foreword

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Preface

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Acknowledgements

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The Ethic of care: Our moral compass

- Pp. 3-19 (17)
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WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF RELATIONSHIP: Integrating sound moral principles into care

- Pp. 20-33 (14)
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The cNA Code of Ethics: IMPLEMENTING NURSING ETHICAL VALUES & RESPONSIBILITIES INTO CARE

- Pp. 34-57 (24)
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VALUES CLARIFICATION: IDENTIFYING WHAT MATTERS TO NURSES AND CLIENTS & RESPECTING THE DIFFERENCES

- Pp. 58-70 (13)
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THE MOSAIC MODEL FOR ETHICAL DECISIONS: HOW WE DECIDE WHAT TO DO WHEN CONFRONTED WITH MORAL ISSUES IN PRACTICE

- Pp. 71-89 (19)
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Professionalism: A CALL TO CARE

- Pp. 90-103 (14)
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ACCOUNTABILITY: INSPIRING NURSES TO ACT RESPONSIBLY

- Pp. 104-115 (12)
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ADVOCACY: THE HEART OF NURSING

- Pp. 116-130 (15)
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TECHNOLOGICAL UTILITY : HOW IT SOMETIMES INTERFERES WITH CARING PRACTICE

- Pp. 131-144 (14)
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EMBRACING DIVERSITY : TOWARD A MORALLY INCLUSIVE PRACTICE

- Pp. 145-161 (17)
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GENDER & SEXUAL ORIENTATION: MOVING BEYOND TOLERANCE TO ACCEPTANCE

- Pp. 162-171 (10)
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THE ROLE OF RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY IN NURSING : RESPECTING WHAT THE CLIENT BELIEVES

- Pp. 172-185 (14)
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PUBLIC ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE & THE ROLE OF THE NURSE

- Pp. 186-201 (16)
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THE CNA CODE OF ETHICS PART II: NURSES WORKING TOWARD ENDING SOCIAL INEQUITIES

- Pp. 202-212 (11)
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References:

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Glossary

- Pp. 220-228 (9)
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Index

- Pp. 229-233 (5)
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