Surgical Ethics / Edition 1

Surgical Ethics / Edition 1

by Laurence Brody McCullough
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195103475

ISBN-13: 9780195103472

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The first textbook on the subject, this is a practical, clinically comprehensive guide to ethical issues in surgical practice, research, and education written by some of the most prominent figures in the fields of surgery and bioethics. Discussions of informed consent, confidentiality, and advance directives—core concepts integral to every surgeon-patient

Overview

The first textbook on the subject, this is a practical, clinically comprehensive guide to ethical issues in surgical practice, research, and education written by some of the most prominent figures in the fields of surgery and bioethics. Discussions of informed consent, confidentiality, and advance directives—core concepts integral to every surgeon-patient relationship—open the volume. Seven chapters tackle the ethical issues in surgical practice, covering the full range of surgical patients—from emergency, acute, high-risk, and elective patients, to poor surgical risk and dying patients. The book even considers the special relationship between the surgeon and patients who are family members or friends.
Chapters on surgical research and education address innovation, self-regulation in practice and research, and the prevention of unwarranted bias. Two chapters focus on the multidisciplinary nature of surgery, including the relationships between surgery and other medical specialties and the obligations of the surgeon to other members of the surgical team. The economic dimensions of surgery, especially within managed care, are addressed in chapters on the surgeons financial relationships with patients, conflicts of interest, and relationships with payers and institutions. The authors do not engage in abstract discussions of ethical theory; instead, their discussions are always directly relevant to the everyday concerns of practicing surgeons. This well-integrated volume is intended for practicing surgeons, medical educators, surgical residents, bioethicists, and medical students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195103472
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Paul A. Ebert (American College of Surgeons, Chicago)
Preface
1. Principles and Practice of Surgical Ethics, Laurence B. McCullough, James W. Jones, and Baruch A. Brody (all at Baylor College of Medicine)
2. Informed Consent: Autonomous Decision Making of the Surgical Patient, Laurence B. McCullough, James W. Jones, and Baruch A. Brody
3. Confidentiality in Surgical Practice, Mary Faith Marshall and C.D. Smith, III (both at Medical University of South Carolina)
4. Advance Directives and the Determination of Death, Stuart J. Younger and Jerry M. Shuck (both at Case Western Reserve)
5. Emergency Patients: Serious Moral Choices, with Limited Time, Information, and Patient Participation, Kenneth L. Mattox and H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. (both at Baylor College of Medicine)
6. The Acute, High-Risk Patient: The Case of Transplantation, Robert M. Arnold (University of Pittsburgh), Byers W. Shaw (University of Nebraska), and Ruth Purtilo (Creighton University)
7. Acute Yet Non-Emergent Patients, Jeremy Sugarman and Robert Harland (both at Duke University)
8. Elective Patients, Andrew Lustig and Peter Scardino (both at Baylor College of Medicine)
9. The Poor Surgical Risk Patient, Amir Halevy and John C. Baldwin (both at Baylor College of Medicine)
10. Care of the Dying Patient, Stephen Wear, Robert Milch (both at SUNY, Buffalo), and W. Lynn Weaver (Morehouse School of Medicine)
11. Patients Who are Family Members, Friends, Colleagues, Family Members of Colleagues, Jonathan D. Moreno (University of Virginia) and Frank E. Lucente (SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn)
12. Research and Innovation in Surgery, Joel E. Frader (Northwestern University) and Donna A. Caniano (Ohio State University)
13. Preventing and Managing Unwarranted Biases against Patients, Loretta M. Kopelman, Donald R. Lannin, and Arthur E. Kopelman (all at East Carolina University)
14. Self-Regulation of Surgical Practice and Research, R. Scott Jones (both at University of Virginia) and John C. Fletcher
15. Surgery and Other Medical Specialties, Nancy S. Jecker and Margaret D. Allen (both at University of Washington)
16. Obligations of Surgeons to Non-Physician Team Members and Trainees, Ruth Purtilo (Creighton University), W. Byers Shaw (University of Nebraska) Robert Arnold (University of Pittsburgh)
17. Financial Relationships with Patients, Kenneth V. Iserson and Bruce E. Jarrell (both at University of Arizona)
18. Understanding, Assessing, and Managing Conflicts of Interest, George Khushf and Robert Gifford (both at University of South Carolina)
19. Relationships with Payers and Institutions that Manage and Deliver Patient Services, Kevin Wm. Wildes and Robert B. Wallace (both at Georgetown University)

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