Clinical Ethics A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine

ISBN-10: 0071387633
ISBN-13: 9780071387637
Edition: 5th 2002
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Description: Ethical issues are divided into general categories covering indications for medical interventions, quality of life, medical considerations concerning the infant and minor patient, and socioeconomic factors. Brief cases illustrate the issue at hand.

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List price: $32.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 5/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Ethical issues are divided into general categories covering indications for medical interventions, quality of life, medical considerations concerning the infant and minor patient, and socioeconomic factors. Brief cases illustrate the issue at hand.

Albert Jonsen, PhD,is one of the world's leading experts on clinical ethics. Professor Emeritus at the UCSF School of Medicine, Dr. Jonsen developed the four-topic" approach to medical ethics that is more explicitly clinical and real world than the established approaches to the subject.Mark Siegler, MDis Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago and also a nationallyrenown expert on clinical ethics.William Winslade, PhD, JD,is nationally known as a bioethicist and is Professor at theUniversity of Texas Medical Branch.

Introduction
The Four Topics: Case Analysis in Clinical Ethics
References
The Four Topics Chart
Indications for Medical Intervention
Inappropriate Interventions
Orders not to Attempt Resuscitation
Care of the Dying Patient
Legal Implications of Forgoing Treatment
Determination of Death
Preferences of Patients
Informed Consent
Decisional Capacity
Beliefs due to Religious and Cultural Diversity
Truthful Communication
Competent Refusal of Treatment
Advance Planning
Decision-Making for the Mentally Incapacitated Patient
The Limits of Patient Preferences
Failure to Cooperate with Medical Recommendation
Alternative Medicine
Quality of Life
Enhancing Quality of Life
Objective Criteria for Quality of Life
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Suicide
Contextual Features
Role of Interested Parties
Physician Confidentiality
The Economics of Health Care
Allocation of Scarce Health Resources
Religion
The Role of the Law in Clinical Ethics
Clinical Research
Clinical Teaching
Occupational Medicine
Public Health
Ethics Committees
Ethics Consultation

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