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Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care / Edition 2

Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care / Edition 2


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Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care / Edition 2

The book offers an introduction to the moral concepts and value of health care. It is written by a moral philosopher, a doctor and a nurse and contains questions, cases and exercises which are suitable for medical, nursing and all students and commentators on health care. Moral dilemmas include consent, confidentiality, the giving or withholding of information, and the economics of health care. The issues of artificial reproduction, terminal care and the research and testing of drugs are addressed.

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ISBN-13: 9780192624086
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/16/1994
Series: Oxford Medical Publications Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Knowledge, skills, and values
2. Scientific understanding and decision-making
3. Moral values
4. Autonomy and respect
5. Embryos, persons and other human beings
6. Indidivual and group responsibility
7. Moral conflict and moral deficiency
8. Alternative views of human nature
9. Arguments
10. Learning and teaching moral values
11. Making contact and making decisions
12. Working together
13. A question of living
14. Quality of life
15. Health: the moral issues
16. A question of dying
17. A question of economics
18. Moral aspects of research
19. Quality in health care
20. Codes of ethics

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