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The use of robotic animals in dementia care: challenges and ethical dilemmas

26 September 2018

Mental Health Practice

Older people

This article looks at robotic pets and how they can be used in dementia care. The research discussed suggests that robot therapy could be beneficial to some people....

The practice of seclusion: a review of the discourse on its use

25 April 2018

Mental Health Practice

Seclusion is an intervention used as a safety measure to manage patients who are violent, show disturbed behaviour and who pose a risk of harm to others (Department...

Caregivers’ perspectives on ethical aspects of residential and domiciliary care

30 November 2016

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Aim To explore caregivers’ perspectives on ethics in older people’s residential and domiciliary social care. Method Seventeen staff working in domiciliary and...

Ethical practice in nursing care

28 November 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

Ethical practice is acknowledged as an essential feature of good nursing, yet defining what comprises such practice is complex. This article examines aspects of...

Ethical practice in dementia care

13 February 2019

Nursing Older People

Professional issues

This article draws on a range of case study examples from dementia care and explains how ethical theory can be applied to enhance professional practice. Ethical...

In the child’s best interests: should life be sustained when further treatment is futile?

22 October 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

Ethical issues

The aim of this article is to explore the concept of medical futility and the withdrawal of care for children in intensive care units. There have been several recent...

Exploring the experiences of domiciliary caregivers simulating the role of care recipients

20 April 2020

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Aim To find out if an immersive simulation intervention would be feasible in a domiciliary care context, and to explore what effect, if any, the intervention would...

Withdrawal of treatment from critically ill children: legal and ethical issues

04 September 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

Ethics

Withdrawal of treatment from critically ill children is a contentious and ethically difficult area. The principle of best interests was central to three recent...

Ethical challenges in delivering person-centred care

26 February 2020

Primary Health Care

ethical practice

Nurses working across community and primary care settings face a number of ethical issues in their everyday work. Ethical principles underpin optimal practice. There...