Values, Ethics and Health Care

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Overview

This book examines key ethical frameworks and debates within the field of healthcare, locating them firmly in their social and occupational contexts. Guiding students through a range of dilemmas and difficulties encountered in health care practice with case studies and real-life examples, this lively text illustrates how to apply knowledge to professional practice and decision-making.

Key Features

  • Offers a critical and reflective understanding of health care ethics and values
  • Presents an interprofessional approach
  • Relates theory to ‘everyday’ ethics
  • Includes student-friendly features such as real-life examples, ‘thinking about’ points, and links to further reading
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412923514
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/25/2009
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Duncan is Programme Director for the Postgraduate Programmes in Health Promotion and Health and Society at King's College London.
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Table of Contents

Health Care: Why Should we be Concerned about Values and Ethics?
Values, Health and Health Care
Values and Ethics in Health Care: Historical Perspectives
Ethical Thinking: Obligations and Consequences
Ethical Thinking: The Four Principles of Health Care Ethics
Ethics from the ‘Outside In’ or the ‘Inside Out’? Codes of Conduct and ‘Virtuous Lives’
The Welfare of the Individual: Health Care, Autonomy and Informed Consent
The Welfare of the Public: Justice, Resources and Health Policy
Health Care Research: Questions of Values and Ethics
Frameworks for Further Thinking
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