Ethical Questions in Dentistry / Edition 2

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Overview

Rule (professor emeritus, University of Maryland Dental School) and Veatch (medical ethics, Georgetown University) have added a new first chapter on the history and development of the professions to this second edition of book designed to sensitize dental professionals to the important role of ethics in dentistry and to provide a general approach to ethical reasoning in dental-related problem solving. Individual case discussions have been expanded to contain more background material and additional guidance in the techniques of ethical problem solving, while the total number of cases has been reduced from 111 to 88. Twelve new cases invite discussion on ethical issues faced by the entire profession of dentistry. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867154436
  • Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Co
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,300,337
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Ethical questions : theory and principles
1 An overview of ethics in dentistry 3
2 The structure of professions and the responsibilities of professionals 19
3 Basic ethical theory 41
4 Ethical principles 57
5 Format for resolving ethical questions 73
Pt. II General principles in dental ethics
6 Doing good and avoiding harm 85
7 Fidelity : obligations of trust and confidentiality 113
8 Autonomy and informed consent 141
9 Dealing honestly with patients 173
10 Justice in dentistry 189
Pt. III Case studies of special problems
11 Ethical concerns in schools of dentistry 211
12 Ethical issues in third-party financing 225
13 Ethical issues involving HIV and other bloodborne diseases 241
14 Incompetent, dishonest, and impaired professionals 259
App. 1 Codes of medical ethics 279
App. 2 Informed consent 303
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