Clinical Ethics A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine

ISBN-10: 0071441999
ISBN-13: 9780071441995
Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Clinical Ethics introduces the four-topics method of approaching ethical problems (i.e., medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features). Each of the four chapters represents one of the topics. In each chapter,  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
Publication date: 4/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 225
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Clinical Ethics introduces the four-topics method of approaching ethical problems (i.e., medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features). Each of the four chapters represents one of the topics. In each chapter, the authors discuss cases and provide comments and recommendations. The four-topics method is an organizational process by which clinicians can begin to understand the complexities involved in ethical cases and can proceed to find a solution for each case.

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
Indicated and Nonindicated Interventions
Orders Not To Resuscitate (DNR)
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 Recommendations
Alternative Medicine
Quality of Life
Enhancing Quality of Life
Compromised Quality of Life and Life-Sustaining Interventions
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Care of the Dying Patient
Suicide
Contextual Features
Role of Other Interested Parties
Confidentiality of Medical Information
The Economics of Clinical Care
Allocation of Scarce Health Resources
Influence of Religion on Clinical Decisions
The Role of the Law in Clinical Decisions
Clinical Research
Clinical Teaching
Occupational Medicine
Public Health
Ethics Committees
Ethics Consultation
Locator
Pullout Card of the Four Topics Chart

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