Clinical Ethics / Edition 4

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This edition of this best-selling title continues to offer sage advice about the often difficult decisions health professionals encounter daily concerning ethics and medical issues. This handy book provides a broad knowledge base as well as different perspectives so the best solution can emerge. A Physician,lawyer and ethicist combine expertise and supply invaluable insight on cutting edge issues: death and dying,assisted suicide,AIDS,economics of care,maternal fetal issues and more. Abundant clinical cases coupled with counsel instruction highlight the material.

"...promotes the strict adherance to ethics in the practice of clinical medicine...addresses such issues as informed consent, truth-telling, confidentiality, end-of-life care, pain relief, and patient rights." Appropriate for: Physicians, Healthcare Professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070331204
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Indications for Medical Intervention 13
The Goals and Benefits of Medicine 15
Decisions to Forgo Inefficacious or Futile Interventions 22
Orders Not to Resuscitate 32
Care of the Dying Patient 40
Determination of Death 42
Ch. 2 Preferences of Patients 47
Informed Consent 53
Decisional Capacity 58
Unfamiliar Beliefs: Religious and Cultural Diversity 63
Truthful Communication 65
Competent Refusal of Treatment 71
Advance Planning 81
Decision-Making for the Mentally Incapacitated Patient 86
The Limits of Patient Preferences 94
Failure to Cooperate with Medical Recommendation 96
Alternative Medicine 104
Ch. 3 Quality of Life 107
Enhancing Quality of Life 123
Quality of Life Below Minimal 127
Legal Implications 135
Proportionate Care 138
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide 141
Suicide 148
Ch. 4 Contextual Features 153
Role of Interested Parties 161
Confidentiality 166
The Economics of Care 171
Allocation of Scarce Resources 182
The Law 189
Research 192
Teaching Involving Patient Cooperation 198
Occupational Medicine 202
Public Health 203
Ethics Committees and Ethics Consultation 204
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