Nursing ethics: An historical analysis and conceptualized module for today's practitioner.
AuthorRisner/Garick, Shirley Ann.
AdvisorSaunders, T. Frank
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractAs the twenty-first century approaches, science and technology in healthcare are making dramatic changes within the healthcare system. These changes are impacting the profession of nursing. Many of the changes included organ-transplants, genetic manipulation, surrogate mothering and other dramatic events that will collide with many of societies concepts of right and wrong. Nursing ethics has been lost in the modern day milieu of science and technology. This dissertation posits a foundation of ethics, axiology and nursing ethics via an historical review of nursing history. Included is a historical review of ethics, axiology and philosophical theories which encompass nursing ethics. This is followed by an analysis of nursing ethics and its historical development through codes of nursing. At the end of the analysis, a conceptualized learning module is presented to allow the nurse to develop an understanding in the area of nursing ethics with an educational foundation for understanding ethics and axiology. The conceptualized module contains theoretical situations which the nurse may encounter followed by an analysis of each situation. Within the context of the analysis, options and choices have been presented to help the nurse make an ethical decision.
Degree ProgramEducational Administration