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Overview

Medical ethics is a topic of increased importance in the medical school curriculum, and this textbook provides a wealth of knowledge aimed specifically at medical students rather than experienced practitioners. Realistic case studies introduce the discussion in each chapter, making this text highly suitable for case-based courses. This text includes practical coverage of all the issues likely to be of concern to students during their medical careers.

• Tailors coverage to meet the needs of medical students rather than experienced practitioners.

• Uses case-based scenarios for realistic learning.

• Covers the issues most likely to be of concern to students during their medical careers:

• informed consent and refusal of treatment
• confidentiality
• antenatal screening
• euthanasia
• advanced directives
• negligence and malpractice
• new genetics
• abortion
• rationing of health care

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"This book is targetted at students in medicine and other health-care professions; all should read a book such as this at the beginning of their training." Mark Elliott, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, Hospital Medicine, November 2003
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702025433
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Ethical theories

3. Clinical relationships

4. Rights of patients, practitioners, and society

5. Accountability

6. The end of life

7. The value of life: Who decides and how?

8. Medical audit and medical research

9. Human reproduction and new reproductive technologies

10. Rationing and rationality: Issues in scarce resource allocation

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