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Persistent vegetative state: ethical issues for nursing

20 November 1996

Nursing Standard

Debate

The issue of nursing involvement in the care of patients in a vegetative state has become particularly pressing recently, with the decision of the Scottish courts to...

A shared statement of ethical principles

27 January 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A multidisciplinary group recently came together at Tavistock Square in London in an effort to prepare a shared code of ethics (pages 32-33), reproduced here in full...

A practical guide to attaining research ethics approval in the UK

25 February 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the permissions and approvals required for nurses and other health professionals to conduct research in the NHS in the UK today. A fictitious...

Restraint: its use and misuse in brief the care of older people

01 May 2001

Nursing Older People

CPD

Restraint is an emotive issue, with legal and ethical dimensions, as well as psychological and physical effects on the person being restrained. Can its use ever be...

Non-judgemental care as a professional obligation

02 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this article, Andrew Koh argues that non-judgemental care is a professional obligation with clear ethical and legal implications for nurses.

Applying for ethical approval for research: the main issues

13 January 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The need to obtain research ethical approval is common to all research involving human participants. This approval must be obtained before research participants can...

the balancing act

01 September 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) becomes fully operational from the beginning of October. It will cover all adults (16 years old and over) in England and Wales who...

intimate care: theory, research and practice

01 December 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

For people with learning disabilities, dependence on others for intimate care might be caused by deficits in cognition and difficulties with carrying out practical...

Mental health nursing and the pharmaceutical industry

01 October 2003

Mental Health Practice

General

There has been an increased emphasis recently on the role of the mental health nurse in the prescription, administration, titration and advice given to clients...

Psychiatric inpatients who commit criminal offences: The legal, ethical and therapeutic challenges

01 June 2004

Mental Health Practice

General

The issue of violence in hospitals is causing increasing concern among nurses, clinicians, the government, the media and, indeed, the public at large. When the ‘zero...