Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians / Edition 5

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians / Edition 5

by Bernard Lo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1451176406

ISBN-13: 9781451176407

Pub. Date: 01/28/2013

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians, Fifth Edition

Now in its Fifth Edition, this respected reference helps readers tackle the common and often challenging ethical issues that affect patient care. The book begins with a concise discussion of clinical ethics that provides the background information essential to understanding key ethical

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Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians, Fifth Edition

Now in its Fifth Edition, this respected reference helps readers tackle the common and often challenging ethical issues that affect patient care. The book begins with a concise discussion of clinical ethics that provides the background information essential to understanding key ethical issues. Readers then explore a wide range of real-world ethical dilemmas, each accompanied by expert guidance on salient issues and how to approach them. The book’s two-color design improves retention of material for visual learners. An accompanying website lets readers access the full text, along with features designed to reinforce understanding and test knowledge.

New to the Fifth Edition:
This edition includes new discussions of ethical issues as they relate to clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based medicine, electronic medical records, genetic testing, and opioid prescription. The book also includes an increased focus on ethical issues in ambulatory care. Readers will also find more detailed analysis of cases, more examples of ethical reasoning, more highlight pages relating clinical ethics to emergency medicine, oncology, palliative care, and family medicine. Also new are discussions of quality improvement and use of advance care planning rather than advance directives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451176407
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Edition description:
Fifth
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
301,566
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition v

Preface to the Fourth Edition vii

Section I Fundamentals of Clinical Ethics

1 An Approach to Ethical Dilemmas in Patient Care 3

2 Overview of Ethical Guidelines 11

3 Informed Consent 18

4 Promoting the Patient's Best Interests 31

5 Confidentiality 40

6 Avoiding Deception and Nondisclosure 50

7 Keeping Promises 61

Section II Shared Decision Making

8 An Approach to Decisions About Clinical Interventions 67

9 Futile Interventions 69

10 Decision-Making Capacity 75

11 Refusal of Treatment by Competent, Informed Patients 83

12 Standards for Decisions When Patients Lack Decision-Making Capacity 88

13 Surrogate Decision Making 101

14 Persistent Disagreements Over Care 107

Section III Decisions About Life-Sustaining Interventions

15 Confusing Ethical Distinctions 119

16 Ethics Consultations and Ethics Committees 129

17 Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Orders 136

18 Tube and Intravenous Feedings 145

19 Physician-Assisted Suicide and Active Euthanasia 151

20 The Persistent Vegetative State 162

21 Determination of Death 166

22 Legal Rulings on Life-Sustaining Interventions 170

Section IV The Doctor-Patient Relationship

23 Overview of the Doctor-Patient Relationship 179

24 Refusal to Care for Patients 182

25 Gifts from Patients to Physicians 190

26 Sexual Contact Between Physicians and Patients 195

27 Secret Information About Patients 201

28 Clinical Research 203

Section V Conflicts of Interest

29 Overview of Conflicts of Interest 213

30 Bedside Rationing of Health Care 219

31 Incentives for Physicians to Increase Services 227

32 Measures to Control Health Care Costs 230

33 Gifts from DrugCompanies 238

34 Disclosing Errors 243

35 Impaired Colleagues 251

36 Ethical Dilemmas Students and House Staff Face 256

Section VI Ethical Issues in Clinical Specialties

37 Ethical Issues in Pediatrics 267

38 Ethical Issues in Surgery 278

39 Ethical Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology 285

40 Ethical Issues in Psychiatry 293

41 Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation 301

42 Ethical Issues in Genomic Medicine 311

43 Ethical Isues in Public Health Emergencies 321

44 Ethical Issues in Cross-Cultural Care 330

Cases for Discussion 339

Index 351

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