Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing explores the theories, models and principles that serve as guides for ethically sound behavior within a nursing context. This text addresses the complexities created by science and technological advances, the variety of settings in which nurses practice, and the diversity of the patients in their care, all the while emphasizing the importance of principled behavior in personal and professional situations. The text also examines global issues that intertwine with the nursing profession, such as health policy, economics, social, gender, transcultural and spiritual considerations. Engaging exercises, reflective questions, case presentations and creative activities are integrated throughout the text. · More personal and conversational tone of this 2nd edition makes material more accessible · Reorganized reflection on the history of nursing puts contemporary issues into context · Expanded discussion of issues related to professional relationships, systems within which nurses work, technology and patient self-determination promotes exploration of issues facing nursing today (Key words: Ethics, Issues, Nursing, Trends)Burkhardt, Margaret A. is the author of 'Ethics & Issues in Contemporary Nursing', published 2001 under ISBN 9780766836297 and ISBN 0766836290.