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INDIANAPOLIS—When dilemmas occur in a healthcare setting and the choice is not clear-cut, quality care, clinical outcomes, and relationships may suffer. The newest title from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), Ethical Case Studies for Advanced Practice Nurses, helps nurses address ethical dilemmas that can occur in any healthcare setting.
Authors Amber L. Vermeesch, Patricia H. Cox, Inga M. Giske, and Katherine M. Roberts use key conflicts common to advanced practice nursing to encourage nurses to reflect and think through the ethical, moral, and legal aspects of each dilemma using a public health framework. Over the course of more than 20 case studies, such as substance use in pregnancy, elder-care issues, depression screening in adolescents, and more, this book guides APRNs to use critical thinking to make ethically sound decisions.
“As APRNs, I believe we all have the ability to help people in a way that preserves our morals and values as well as theirs,” said author Kate Roberts. “It just takes practice, patience, and perseverance.”
By Amber L. Vermeesch, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-C, FACSM, FNAP, ANEF; Patricia H. Cox, DNP, MPH, MN, BSN, RN; Inga M. Giske, DNP, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC; Katherine M. Roberts, DNP, BSN, RN, FNP-C
Published by Sigma, 2022
EPUB ISBN: 9781646480913
PDF ISBN: 9781646480920
Price: US $34.95
Trade paperback, 184 pages
Trim size: 6x9
About the authors:
Amber L. Vermeesch, PhD, MSN, RN, FNP-C, FACSM, FNAP, ANEF, is the Department Chair for Family and Community Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Patricia H. Cox, DNP, MPH, MN, BSN, RN, is the former Director of Doctoral Nursing Education & Practice at the School of Nursing at the University of Portland.
Inga M. Giske, DNP, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, PMH-BC, NE-BC, serves as a psychiatric nurse practitioner on the Psychiatric Consult-Liaison service at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
Katherine M. Roberts, DNP, BSN, RN, FNP-C, is a recent DNP graduate from the University of Portland.
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members and 550 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare.