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Finding Your Way: A Medical Ethics Handbook for Patients and Families

Finding Your Way: A Medical Ethics Handbook for Patients and Families

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by Katrina A. Bramstedt, Albert R. Jonsen
     
 

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This is the only book of its kind--it is a medical ethnics book directed squarely at the lay audience of patients and their families who are confronted by highly complex and difficult medical procedures and issues, such as transplantation or life-and-death decisions. The current books in the marketplace are for the most part written for medical professionals,

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This is the only book of its kind--it is a medical ethnics book directed squarely at the lay audience of patients and their families who are confronted by highly complex and difficult medical procedures and issues, such as transplantation or life-and-death decisions. The current books in the marketplace are for the most part written for medical professionals, academics, or students. this book is meant as a handbook for patients, families, and caretakers. Its topics spread across a broad range of medical concerns that are of interest to millions of americans who are dealing with these issues on a daily basis. Written by two of america's premier experts on medical ethics, this book presents real-life examples of medical situations and provides clarity and insight to them. This is a book that will be of significant value to all patients and families confronting the medical world, but also to medical professionsl who work with the public on a daily basis and deal with medical ethics as part of their everyday jobs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984144730
Publisher:
Hilton Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Katrina Bramstedt, Ph.D. is currently Clinical Ethicist in the Medicine and Human Value department, division of transplant ethics, at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Prior to this position, she was a a bioethicist at the Cleveland Clinic. She has also been an ethicist on the staff of Loma Linda University, and the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. She is a member of numerous clinical ethics consulting committees and has lectured widely on the subject of medical ethics. Ms. Bramstedt is currently Chair of NATCO Ethics Committee and is a member of numerous professional industry organizations related to medical ethics and transplantation. She has published extensively on the subject of medical ethics.

Albert Jonsen, Ph.D. the co-author of this title, is the Co-Director of the Program in Medicine and Human Values at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and has more than fifty years of experience in the field. From 1969 to 1972, Dr. Jonsen was President of the University of San Francisco.

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Finding Your Way: A Medical Ethics Handbook for Patients and Families 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
drb66 More than 1 year ago
Rated "Outstanding" by the American Journal of Bioethics the book helps patients and families with decision-making during times of medical crisis (e.g., cancer, head injury, coma, dementia, transplant, etc). The book can also be used to train students who plan to work in medicine, social work, pastoral care, nursing, and bioethics. The book is case-based and easy to ready, without philosophical jargon.