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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471928430
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
The Aims of this Book 3
Why Should Doctors Study Ethics? 5
Two Instruments Designed to Enhance Moral Reasoning 7
The Ethical Grid 19
The Algorithm 29
The Cases 33
How to Use this Casebook 35
Case 1: A Dilemma in Casualty 37
Case 2: Should I '...Respect the Secrets which Are Confided in Me...'? 45
Case 3: Euthanasia 49
Case 4: To Whom Am I Obliged? 57
Case 5: A Duty to Society? 63
Case 6: Communication 67
Case 7: Informed Consent 73
Case 8: Truth Hurts? 79
Case 9: Screening 85
Case 10: Helping When It's Not Wanted 91
Case 11: A Consultation with an 'Ethicist' 99
Case 12: Abortion 111
Case 13: Child Abuse 117
Case 14: A Most Common Dilemma 121
Case 15: Allocating Resources 125
Conclusion 129
The Appeal to Reason 131
Index 133
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