Big Data, Big Challenges: a Healthcare Perspective by Mowafa Househ (Editor); Andre W. Kushniruk (Editor); Elizabeth M. Borycki (Editor)This is the first book to offer a comprehensive yet concise overview of the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data in healthcare. The respective chapters address a range of aspects: from health management to patient safety; from the human factor perspective to ethical and economic considerations, and many more. By providing a historical background on the use of big data, and critically analyzing current approaches together with issues and challenges related to their applications, the book not only sheds light on the problems entailed by big data, but also paves the way for possible solutions and future research directions. Accordingly, it offers an insightful reference guide for health information technology professionals, healthcare managers, healthcare practitioners, and patients alike, aiding them in their decision-making processes; and for students and researchers whose work involves data science-related research issues in healthcare.
Call Number: Online / E-book
Publication Date: 2019-02-27
Bioethics: a nursing perspective by Megan-Jane JohnstoneAn essential resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and registered nurses to develop new insights and moral wisdom around ethical issues they will face in clinical practice. Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective, 6th Edition continues to set the standard for bioethical issues in nursing practice. As with previous editions, this highly respected text provides a comprehensive framework to assist students and registered nurses to understand the ethical challenges, obligations and responsibilities they will encounter in daily practice. Greater depth on ethical issues, particularly those concerning ethical conduct, unprofessional conduct, professional misconduct and 'morality politics' Case scenarios and critical questions that encourage students and registered nurses to reflect on key issues that relate to their own practice New chapters: - Ethics, dehumanisation and vulnerable populations - Professional obligations to report harmful behaviours with a focus on impaired practitioners, child abuse and elder abuse Introduces a new concept: 'cultural humility' Content on 'needs versus wants', 'the right not to be informed', palliative sedation, preventing ethical conflicts, the relationship between professional judgment and moral decision-making in nursing and health care contexts, and future ethical difficulties concerned with climate change, peak oil, pandemic influenza, antimicrobial resistance and health inequalities All chapters and references have been updated to reflect contemporary nursing practice, locally and globally
Call Number: Health Sciences Library General Collection RT85 .J65 2016
Essential Law and Ethics in Nursing by Paul BukaThis thoroughly updated third edition lays a solid foundation for understanding the intersection of law, ethics and the rights of the patient, in the context of everyday nursing and health care practice. Outlining the key legal and ethical principles relevant to nurses, Essential Law and Ethics in Nursing: Patients, Rights and decision making- previously entitled: Patients' Rights: Law and Ethics for Nurses- uses an easy-to-read style that conveys key principles in an accessible way. It: provides a clear understanding not only of basic legal provisions in health care, but also of wider issues relating to human rights; covers topics such as ethical decision making, the regulation of nursing, confidentiality, laws concerning human rights, safe practice, vulnerable people, elder abuse, and employment regulations; and includes thinking points, case studies and relevant case law to help link theory to practice. This is essential reading for nurses, and an important reference for midwives and allied health professionals.
Publication Date: 2020-07-13
Ethics and the Good Nurse by Andrew Peterson; James Arthur; Jinu Varghese- Brings together knowledge from academics, scholars and practitioners to address the influence of personal and professional character on nurses and the nursing profession; - Draws on the extensive and unparalleled research data collected by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, UK to provide new insights for academics and pre- and in-service professionals; - Acts as an educational resource to inform future professional decision-making and practice.
Publication Date: 2021-11-22
Key Concepts and Issues in Nursing Ethics by Anne Scott (Editor)Short case studies, based on real stories from the health care arena, ensure that each chapter of this book is rooted in descriptions of nursing practise that are grounded, salient narratives of nursing care. The reader is assisted to explore the ethical dimension of nursing practice: what it is and how it can be portrayed, discussed, and analysed within a variety of practice and theoretical contexts. One of the unique contributions of this book is to consider nursing not only in the context of the individual nurse - patient relationship but also as a social good that is of necessity limited, due to the ultimate limits on the nursing and health care resource. This book will help the reader consider what good nursing looks like, both within the context of limitations on resources and under conditions of scarcity. Indeed, any discussion of ethical issues in nursing should be well grounded in a conceptualisation of nursing that nursing students and practising nursing can recognise, accept and engage with. Nursing, like medicine, social work and teaching has a clear moral aim - to do good. In the case of nursing to do good for the patient. However it is vital that in the pressurised, constrained health service of the 21st century, we help nurses explore what this might mean for nursing practice and what can reasonably be expected of the individual nurse in terms of good nursing care.
Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and into Practice by Janie B. Butts; Karen L. RichNursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice continues to provide a solid ethical foundation for nursing students in an updated sixth edition. This comprehensive, easy-to-read text covers ethics across the nursing curriculum, making it a perfect fit for any undergraduate course.Logically divided into three parts, Nursing Ethics, Sixth Edition underscores how ethics is interwoven with nearly every aspect of professional nursing practice. It guides students through the foundations of ethics in nursing, ethical considerations across the lifespan, and ethical considerations for areas such as leadership and public health. Engaging learning features, including case studies, legal perspectives, and research notes bring concepts to life and serve to remind students that ethics really does sit at the heart of professional nursing practice and quality patient care.The Sixth Edition features information on current mainstream topics as related to nursing ethics, including:* Updated content on the status of abortion;* Updated content reflecting and referencing the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court;* Updated content related to women's rights/pro-life arguments;* Contains new information and a case study surrounding the RaDonda Vaught case;* Updated content related to HPV and the.
Publication Date: 2022-09-15
Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice by Pamela J. Grace; Melissa K. UvegesNursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Fourth Edition, remains the only comprehensive textbook available on the ethical issues faced by APRNs providing front-line care. It introduces the foundations of professional responsibility and makes difficult philosophical and ethical concepts accessible to students so they can facilitate their own ethical decision-making. The authors, both APRNs and ethicists, demystify the principles and language of healthcare ethics.Beginning from a foundation of nursing practice, this unique resource guides students in developing ethical decision-making skills they can apply to a range of circumstances, from everyday issues to complex dilemmas. The updated Fourth Edition features expanded information on social justice, including advocacy for vulnerable populations and global issues, as well as new discussions on managing social media, electronic health records, and ethical issues specific to CRNAs and CNSs in the perioperative setting.