An introduction to the ethical and legal dilemmas in nursing
practice, this text is designed to provoke the nurse to reflect on
the nature of his or her professional obligations and future
practice. It aims to enhance the reader's understanding of the
Ethics, rights and obligations nurses and the law autonomy and consent to treatment confidentiality and whistle blowing justice and allocation of resources responsibilities and accountability pregnancy and childbirth nursing the sick child caring for vulnerable patients AIDS nurses and research transplantation nursing the dying.