Table of Contents

Values in health and illness.
The nurse and moral authority.
Moral integrity and moral distress.
Benefiting the patient and others : the duty to produce good and avoid harm.
Justice : the allocation of health resources.
Respect.
The principle of autonomy.
Veracity.
Fidelity.
The sanctity of human life.
Abortion, contraception, and sterilization.
Genetics, birth, and the biological revolution.
Psychiatry and the control of human behavior.
HIV/AIDS care.
Experimentation on human beings.
Consent and the right to refuse treatment.
Death and dying.