Ethics of Health Care: A Guide for Clinical Practice / Edition 4

Ethics of Health Care: A Guide for Clinical Practice / Edition 4

ISBN-10:
1285854187
ISBN-13:
9781285854182
Pub. Date:
01/01/2017
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Overview

Ethics of Health Care: A Guide for Clinical Practice / Edition 4

Designed for students pursuing careers in a variety of health care programs, ETHICS OF HEALTH CARE: A GUIDE FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE, 4e, equips you with the tools you need to make legal and ethical decisions in real-world practice. The text teaches you the language of the legal system and biomedical ethics while emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving and professional behavior. The first four chapters provide the foundational knowledge you need to understand the legal system and ethical theory as it relates to health care practice. Later chapters build on these concepts as you explore ethical and legal health care controversies through a wide variety of issues such as reproductive health, organ donation, physician assisted dying, ethical allocation of health care, cloning, genetics, and human enhancements. Each chapter also includes legal and ethical case studies to help you put what you learn into practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781285854182
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: New Edition
Sales rank: 339,592
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Professor Raymond S. Edge, EdD, RRT is the author of several textbooks on health care ethics and law. During an academic career extending over three decades, he served as a dean and full professor at several major universities where in addition to teaching and administrative duties, he established faculty and student educational exchange programs with the People's Republic of China and traveled and lectured extensively in that nation. Since retiring from university teaching and administration, he has pursued his passion for regional history and culture, completing a three-book archeological fiction series based on actual Mississippi River sites and artifacts. His 2015 S: MEMOIR OF AN ICONIC GENTLEMAN recently won a silver book award in the category of best seasonal book.


Professor J. Randall Groves, PhD is a professor of humanities at Ferris State University. He teaches a variety of courses including Ethics, Intro to Humanities, Eastern Religion, Western Religion, Comparative Civilization, Philosophy of Mind, Political Philosophy, Chinese Religion and Philosophy, Hinduism, Buddhism, Film and Popular Culture. His special interests are the Philosophy of World Cultural History and Comparative Civilizations. He also plays jazz guitar. His publications include AN INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE ETHICS, Comparative Philosophy Mind, Religion and War, India in Western Philosophy of History. Dr. Groves earned his Ph.D. in philosophy and M.A. in history from UC San Diego.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Obligations of a Professional. 2. Human Value Development and the System of Public Law. 3. Decision Making in Value Issues and Private Law. 4. Basic Principles of Health Care and the Nature of Rights in Ethical Discourse. 5. Confidentiality and the Management of Health Care Information. 6. Justice and the Allocation of Scarce Resources. 7. Role Fidelity. 8. Reproductive Issues. 9. Decisions at the End of Life. 10. Health Care Ethics and the Near Future.

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