Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics

by Lisa Schwartz, Paul Preece, Rob Hendry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0702025437

ISBN-13: 9780702025433

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702025433
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/01/2002
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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