Here, Erich H. Loewy expands on his earlier book Textbook of Medical Ethics (1989) offering healthcare workers and students a new perspective on ethical practice. Textbook of Healthcare Ethics focuses on the social conditions in which medical practice occurs and how ethical healthcare decisions involves nurses, social workers, psychologists, technicians, and patients as well as physicians. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition addresses historical and theoretical underpinnings and practical concerns. A series of case studies serve as a guideline for further discussion. The text examines provocative issues such as organ donation, care of the terminally ill, abortion, HIV-positive healthcare professionals, physician-assisted suicide, and experimentation with fetal tissue. This is an ideal book for all members of the healthcare team as well as students and residents in any discipline of medicine.
|Edition description:||2nd ed. 2004|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of Contents
Historical Introduction. Theoretical Considerations. Fallibility and the Problem of Blameworthiness in Medicine. The Ongoing Dialectic between Autonomy and Responsibility in a Pluralistic World. Ethical Problems: Approaches and Alternatives. Patients, Society and Healthcare Professionals. The AIDS Paradigm: Health Professionals and Mutual Risks. Organ Donation. Problems in the Care of the Terminally Ill. Problems at the Beginning of Life. Problems of Macroallocation. 'Solving' Ethical Problems. Index.