The Ethics of Surgical Practice: Cases, Dilemmas, and Resolutions

The Ethics of Surgical Practice: Cases, Dilemmas, and Resolutions

by James W. Jones, Laurence B. McCullough, Bruce W. Richman
     
 

Surgical ethics is the application of ethics to issues specific to surgery. This volume provides a collection of clinical case studies representing a wide range of the ethical issues surgeons confront today. It is an excellent text for teaching surgical ethics to surgical residents and medical students and a fascinating read for practicing surgeons. It is intended

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Surgical ethics is the application of ethics to issues specific to surgery. This volume provides a collection of clinical case studies representing a wide range of the ethical issues surgeons confront today. It is an excellent text for teaching surgical ethics to surgical residents and medical students and a fascinating read for practicing surgeons. It is intended to engage the reader into participating in evidence-based ethical conflicts. The authors escort us through 71 brief, realistic, and ethically complex problems, offering a series of five possible resolutions to each and guiding us through the relative benefits and weaknesses of the options until a best ethical choice is defended. The volume includes sections on Consent and Disclosure, Self-Regulation, Research and Innovation, Conflicts of Interest, Business Dealings, and End of Life Issues, each with a brief introduction by the authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195321098
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/23/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: A Primer on Surgical Ethics 3

2 Informed Consent and Disclosure 12

3 Professional Self-Regulation 52

4 Innovation and Research 101

5 Conflicts of Interest and Conflicts of Commitment 150

6 The Ethics of Surgery as a Business 192

7 Challenges to Medical Professionalism: Assaults from Within and Without 247

8 End-of-Life Issues 295

Index 331

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