Ethical Patient Care: A Casebook for Geriatric Health Care Teams

Ethical Patient Care: A Casebook for Geriatric Health Care Teams

by Mathy D. Mezey, Kathryn Hyer
     
 

"A must-read for geriatric health care team development... An essential, extremely useful addition to the bookshelf of anyone whose clinical practice or career focus is in geriatrics." -- Journal of Interprofessional Care

"A wonderful addition to the libraries of both educators and clinicians. Its up-to-date examples of the complex issues involved in

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"A must-read for geriatric health care team development... An essential, extremely useful addition to the bookshelf of anyone whose clinical practice or career focus is in geriatrics." -- Journal of Interprofessional Care

"A wonderful addition to the libraries of both educators and clinicians. Its up-to-date examples of the complex issues involved in providing ethical geriatric care present thought-provoking educational material as well as guidance in providing interdisciplinary healthcare." -- Doody's 3-Star Review

"A very readable book on ways in which interdisciplinary teams can interact efficiently... I strongly recommend this book." -- Health Progress

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Interprofessional Care

This work is a must-read for geriatric health care team development. And it will be an essential, extremely useful addition to the bookshelf of anyone whose clinical practice or career focus is in geriatrics.

— Bethel Ann Powers

Health Progress

This is a very readable book on ways in which interdisciplinary teams can interact efficiently. The authors offer excellent comments on how to resolve conflicts between team members... I strongly recommend this book to those who wish to learn more about how to create highly functional interdisciplinary teams.

— John E. Morley

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Deborah Kuhn Bruley, MS, RN (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing)
Description: This book uses case analyses to teach ethical geriatric care from an interdisciplinary team perspective. Most chapters include discussion questions or small group activities to assist learning.
Purpose: The book facilitates the education and training of healthcare professionals in the area of ethical geriatric care from an interdisciplinary perspective and approach. This interdisciplinary team approach is greatly needed in the current healthcare climate and is applicable to today's clinical practice. By gathering authors from many different disciplines and levels of healthcare, the authors have contributed greatly to our understanding of the theoretical and practical issues involved in supplying ethical geriatric care.
Audience: The entire healthcare team is targeted, including physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Throughout the book, these various professions are represented in authorship, examples, and references. Drawing from a large group of contributors, this book is applicable for all healthcare professions.
Features: The book provides an overview of ethical geriatric principles and how they apply in many different cases, with particular attention given to the results of their application for patients, families, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems. By including discussion questions and small group activities with most chapters, educational activities are facilitated. However, inclusion of additional tables and graphs would have clarified some of the processes described in narrative.
Assessment: This is a wonderful addition to the libraries of both educators and clinicians. Its up-to-date examples of the complex issues involved in providing ethical geriatric care present thought-provoking educational material as well as guidance in providing interdisciplinary healthcare. Although examples are of geriatric cases, their applicability in discussing ethical healthcare for other populations can be easily seen. I know of no other book with this up-to-date, unique perspective on providing ethical patient care to elderly patients and their families.
Beatrice M. Robbins
This is a timely exploration of the ethical issues being encountered on a daily basis by geriatric practitioners. The combination of instructional chapters providing a theoretical framework with chapters outlining cases yields a very useful and practical text.
Peter V. Rabins
I know of no other volume that addresses the ethical issues raised by team care in such depth.
Designed to promote effective and responsible group decision-making for inter-disciplinary health care teams, this book uses case studies to illustrate ethical problems related to the management of geriatric patients. Specific methods are outlined for resolving conflicts between patients, health care professionals, and medical institutions. Seventeen chapters consider the role of professionals, the interests of care recipients, teamwork, and the impact of organization on team care. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801867705
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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Beatrice M. Robbins

This is a timely exploration of the ethical issues being encountered on a daily basis by geriatric practitioners. The combination of instructional chapters providing a theoretical framework with chapters outlining cases yields a very useful and practical text.

Beatrice M. Robbins, R.N., C.S.P., The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Peter V. Rabins

I know of no other volume that addresses the ethical issues raised by team care in such depth.

Peter V. Rabins, M.D., The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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