Everyday Nursing Ethics by Kath M. Melia
This practical introduction to nursing ethics has been written for both nursing students and qualified nurses. It takes a case-based approach to a range of issues which confront all nurses and challenge them to think about the ethical dimension of their work. Each chapter introduces a relevant ethical theory which is then developed in such a way that the reader can build up to an understanding of the different arguments that have been put forward to justify moral stances. The arguments are related directly to a case so that the reader can see how this ethical debate works. The cases quoted are principally not dramatic ethical dilemmas, but realities which confront nurses every day.