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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Preface

It gives me immense pleasure to write this book on nursing ethics. As we all know, ethics governs our code of right conduct and regulates our work behaviour. It is impossible to separate ethics from nursing; the right type of nursing care is possible only by adopting ethical behaviour in nursing care. Ethical principles guide the nurses in exercising quality care to patients. Situations may arise wherein a nurse finds himself/herself in a dilemma regarding decision-making in patient care. In such cases, ethical principles guide the nurse to direct the care, forecast the problems and steer clear of legal and ethical issues. A nurse who has completed his/her studies may be aware of the normal work schedule; however, this is only raw nursing. ...

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