o addresses many of the current pressing issues in nursing
o emphasises the importance of relationships in health care
o examines the process of decision making
o uses an four-questions model for ethical decision making
o offers material to stimulate discussion
o considers the international dimensions of nursing ethics
o includes the newly published NMC Code of Professional Conduct 2002
For nurses who practise primary nursing and who are therefore in a special relationship with their patients, this book is particularly appropriate. However, any nurse, whether qualified or in training, will find it easy to read, constructive and thought-provoking.