Introduction to the Ethos of Nursing, An 4/E ePDF


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Introduction to the Ethos of Nursing, An 4/E ePDF
Author: F Paton; J Bell; J Bell
First name: F
Last name: Bell
Imprint: Pearson South Africa
Owner:Pearson Education Southern Africa
Edition: 4
Publication Date: 20200420
Copyright Date: 2020


Since it first appeared in 1985, An Introduction to the Ethos of Nursing has been the most widely used textbook on the topic for basic nursing students. The fourth edition is the most extensively revised edition to date –reflecting the wide-ranging changes in society, healthcare and nursing in recent years.

To guide students towards applying a worthy ethos in their future nursing practice, the content is now presented in four sections that flow logically from one to the next:
Section I Being human: This section focuses on every person as an individual human being with a moral nature and moral values.
Section II Being a nurse: This section takes a look at what nursing and being a nurse is, also considering the theory and philosophy that shape nursing and the factors that influence who nurses are and what they do.
Section III Being part of a profession: This section covers the development of nursing from ancient times until the present and is followed by an overview of what it means to be part of the unique profession of nursing.
Section IV Nursing in modern society: Nursing does not occur in a vacuum, but rather it is continuously shaped by broader society. Societal influences include legislation, as well as national and international developments, initiatives and directives.

About the authors
Frieda Paton, previously senior lecturer at the University of South Africa and currently a full-time author, is specifically interested in nursing history and global issues affecting nursing and healthcare.
Janet Bell, senior Lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at Stellenbosch University, has a particular interest in humanness in health and nursing care.
Anita van der Merwe is Professor and Executive Head of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at Stellenbosch University. She holds a special interest in philosophy and nursing ethics.

This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to:

  • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet;
  • Search for and highlight text; and
  • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.


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