Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine / Edition 3by Albert R. Jonsen, William J. Winslade, Mark Seigler
Pub. Date: 04/28/1992
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
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“The authors articulate a systematic method of case analysis for facing challenges in clinical ethics built upon what they refer to as the ‘four topics approach,’ neatly summarized on a single-page pullout reference card, providing easy portability of the method to the bedside... the authors provide numerous/b>
A Doody's Core Title!
“The authors articulate a systematic method of case analysis for facing challenges in clinical ethics built upon what they refer to as the ‘four topics approach,’ neatly summarized on a single-page pullout reference card, providing easy portability of the method to the bedside... the authors provide numerous realistic case examples throughout, which help illustrate a number of the key concepts in the text…The authors have admirably updated their text with newer ethical concerns.”--Journal of the American Medical Association
Clinical Ethics introduces the "four-topics" method of approaching ethical problems (i.e., medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features). Each of the four chapters represents one of the topics. In each chapter, the authors discuss cases and provide comments and recommendations. The four-topics method is an organizational process by which clinicians can begin to understand the complexities involved in ethical cases and can proceed to find a solution for each case.
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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTIONThe Four Topics: Case Analysis in Clinical Ethics References The Four Topics Chart CHAPTER 1. Indications for Medical Intervention 1.1 Inappropriate Interventions 1.2 Orders not to Attempt Resuscitation 1.3 Care of the Dying Patient 1.4 Legal Implications of Forgoing Treatment 1.5 Determination of Death CHAPTER 2. Preferences of Patients 2.1 Informed Consent 2.2 Decisional Capacity 2.3 Beliefs due to Religious and Cultural Diversity 2.4 Truthful Communication 2.5 Competent Refusal of Treatment 2.6 Advance Planning 2.7 Decision-Making for the Mentally Incapacitated Patient 2.8 The Limits of Patient Preferences 2.9 Failure to Cooperate with Medical Recommendation 2.10 Alternative Medicine CHAPTER 3. Quality of Life 3.1 Enhancing Quality of Life 3.2 Objective Criteria for Quality of Life 3.3 Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide 3.4 Suicide CHAPTER 4. Contextual Features 4.1 Role of Interested Parties 4.2 Physician Confidentiality 4.3 The Economics of Health Care (and more...)
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