Practical Medical Ethics / Edition 1

Practical Medical Ethics / Edition 1

by David Seedhouse, Lisetta Lovett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471928437

ISBN-13: 9780471928430

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Wiley

Uses a concise, interactive and lively approach to problem solving in health care--creatively balancing theory with clinical requirements. Diverse, clinically relevant cases demonstrate commonplace ethical dilemmas and illustrate various ways to enhance practical reasoning abilities. Fifteen medical scenarios are analyzed using the unique Ethical Grid and a

Overview

Uses a concise, interactive and lively approach to problem solving in health care--creatively balancing theory with clinical requirements. Diverse, clinically relevant cases demonstrate commonplace ethical dilemmas and illustrate various ways to enhance practical reasoning abilities. Fifteen medical scenarios are analyzed using the unique Ethical Grid and a complementary algorithm. Offers numerous, challenging exercises to aid readers in developing the strongest possible justification for their decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471928430
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

The Aims of This Book.

Why Should Doctors Study Ethics.

TWO INSTRUMENTS TO ENHANCE MORAL REASONING.

The Ethical Grid.

The Algorithm.

THE CASES.

A Dilemma In Casualty.

Should I ''...Respect the Secrets Which Are Confied in Me...''?.

Euthanasia.

To Whom Am I Obliged?.

A Duty to Society?.

Communication.

Informed Consent.

Truth Hurts?.

Screening.

Helping When It's Not Wanted.

A Consultation with an Ethicist.

Abortion.

Child Abuse.

A Most Common Dilemma.

Allocating Resources.

Conclusion.

Index.

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