Nursing Law and Ethics

  • Amnon Carmi
  • Stanley Schneider

Part of the Medicolegal Library book series (MEDICOLEGAL, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Nursing: Legal Aspects

  4. Nursing: Ethical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-91
    2. Moral Dilemmas

    3. Education

      1. J. B. Thompson, H. O. Thompson
        Pages 103-108
    4. Research

    5. Decision Making

    6. Treatment

      1. S. M. Roach
        Pages 170-177
      2. S. S. Rosario
        Pages 178-183
      3. K. Asplund, A. Norberg
        Pages 197-199
  5. Nursing: Cultural and Religious Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-203
    2. K. M. Boyd
      Pages 205-209
    3. Culture

    4. Religion

  6. Epilogue

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 246-248

About this book


The papers in this section on the legal aspects of nursing can be divided into two parts: (a) the rights and responsibilities of nurses, patients, and the medical system and (b) treatment, with its legal ramifications. How does one decide whether patients' rights or the health professional's rights are to be considered more seriously? Is there an absolute "right" or "wrong"? Since legal rights are sanctioned by constantly changing social and political climates, this may, in effect, diminish the possibility of anything absolute. The question of the "equivalency" of legal and moral rights is also addressed. Due to the prevalent vagueness with regard to bioethical issues as they affect hu­ man and legal rights, often we become absorbed in philosophical polemics without being able to arrive at anyone answer. In order to move beyond the ethical/theoret­ ical fonnulations, there is daily confrontation in the nursing profession -the practi­ cal application of theoretics.


Law ethics hospital human rights medical ethics morality nursing

Editors and affiliations

  • Amnon Carmi
    • 1
  • Stanley Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.HaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Summit Institute Wurzweiler School of Social WorkYeshiva University Michlala Jerusalem, Women’s CollegeJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-15253-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82468-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0176-7151
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