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General Practice and Ethics explores the ethical issues faced by general physicans in their everyday practice, addressing two central themes: the uncertainty of outcomes and effectiveness in general practice and the changing pattern of general practitioners'

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General Practice and Ethics explores the ethical issues faced by general physicans in their everyday practice, addressing two central themes: the uncertainty of outcomes and effectiveness in general practice and the changing pattern of general practitioners'

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Explores ethical issues encountered by general practitioners in their everyday practice, addressing the uncertainty of outcomes and effectiveness in general practice and the changing pattern of general practitioners' responsibilities. Topics discussed include ethical implications of the use of evidence-based medicine, the ethics of prescribing, and research ethics. Dowrick is professor of primary medical care at the University of Liverpool and a general practitioner. Frith is lecturer in health care ethics at the University of Liverpool. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203020388
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/22/1999
  • Series: Professional Ethics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 472 KB

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
General editors' foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. I Themes 11
1 Uncertainty and responsibility 13
2 Evidence-based medicine and general practice 29
3 Ethico-legal dilemmas within general practice: moral indeterminacy and abstract morality 45
4 The general practitioner and confidentiality 62
5 Patient-centredness: a history 76
6 Ethics and postmodernity 91
Pt. II Topics 107
7 The ethics of prescribing 109
8 Depression in general practice 134
9 Advance directives 150
10 The ethics of research in general practice 172
Index 191
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