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Book review: Ethics at the End of Life: New issues and Arguments

Clinical nurse specialist Claire Windsor reviews Ethics at the End of Life: New issues and Arguments.
Ethics at the End of Life

Ethics at the End of Life: New issues and Arguments

John K. Davis

Routledge

£85 hardback | 254pp

ISBN: 9781138929756 hardback

An interesting read, although it was a struggle at times as the topic is particularly heavy. The book doesn't have a nursing focus, but more of a philosophical approach, particularly the first half of the book.

It is a useful read for any nurses caring for patients at the end of their lives, especially when mental capacity is no longer present, or for nurses with a particular interest in ethics or decision making at the end of life. I wouldn't necessarily recommend an individual nurse buys this book but it would be a welcome addition to any library.

Despite the book’s title containing the words ‘new issues and arguments’, there were many aspects

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