Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine / Edition 6

Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine / Edition 6

by Albert R. Jonsen, William J. Winslade, Mark Siegler
     
 

Make the right choice when facing the ethical issues that arise in clinical practice with this proven, trusted approach

Solve everyday ethical problems with:

  • The Four Topics Method: An easy approach used to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical problems in clinical medicine

  • Numerous concise, illustrative case
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    Overview

    Make the right choice when facing the ethical issues that arise in clinical practice with this proven, trusted approach

    Solve everyday ethical problems with:

  • The Four Topics Method: An easy approach used to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical problems in clinical medicine

  • Numerous concise, illustrative case examples

  • Current opinion on today's most controversial issues such as physician-assisted death, genetic testing and screening, and stem-celled transplantation

  • Ethical considerations in research trials, palliative care, and other growing medical areas

  • Practical coverage of all the important legal issues

  • One the most-trusted guides to ethical healthcare

    Albert R. Jonsen, PhD: Professor Emeritus of Ethics in Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Seattle, WA

    Mark Siegler, MD: Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine; and Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago, IL

    William J. Winslade, PhD, JD: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of Houston, Health, Law, and Policy Institute, TX

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780071441995
    Publisher:
    McGraw-Hill Companies, The
    Publication date:
    04/26/2006
    Edition description:
    REV
    Pages:
    225
    Product dimensions:
    5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.61(d)

    Table of Contents

    Introduction1
    The Four Topics: Case Analysis in Clinical Ethics1
    References11
    The Four Topics Chart12
    Ch. 1Indications for Medical Intervention13
    1.1Inappropriate Interventions21
    1.2Orders not to Attempt Resuscitation33
    1.3Care of the Dying Patient41
    1.4Legal Implications of Forgoing Treatment41
    1.5Determination of Death42
    Ch. 2Preferences of Patients47
    2.1Informed Consent50
    2.2Decisional Capacity55
    2.3Beliefs due to Religious and Cultural Diversity60
    2.4Truthful Communication62
    2.5Competent Refusal of Treatment69
    2.6Advance Planning78
    2.7Decision-Making for the Mentally Incapacitated Patient83
    2.8The Limits of Patient Preferences93
    2.9Failure to Cooperate with Medical Recommendations95
    2.10Alternative Medicine101
    Ch. 3Quality of Life105
    3.1Enhancing Quality of Life117
    3.2Objective Criteria for Quality of Life124
    3.3Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide137
    3.4Suicide144
    Ch. 4Contextual Features147
    4.1Role of Interested Parties152
    4.2Physician Confidentiality158
    4.3The Economics of Health Care163
    4.4Allocation of Scarce Health Resources173
    4.5Religion180
    4.6The Role of the Law in Clinical Ethics181
    4.7Clinical Research183
    4.8Clinical Teaching191
    4.9Occupational Medicine194
    4.10Public Health195
    4.11Ethics Committees196
    4.12Ethics Consultation197
    Locator199

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