Case Studies in Pharmacy Ethics

ISBN-10: 0195308123
ISBN-13: 9780195308129
Edition: 2nd 2007
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List price: $35.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Cases
Introduction: Four Questions of Ethics
What Are the Source, Meaning, and Justification of Ethical Claims?
Distinguish Between Evaluative Statements and Statements Presenting Nonevaluative Facts
Distinguish Between Moral and Nonmoral Evaluations
Determine Who Ought to Decide
What Kinds of Acts Are Right?
Consequentialism
Deontological or "Duty-Based" Ethics
Other Issues of Normative Ethics
How Do Rules Apply to Specific Situations?
What Ought to Be Done in Specific Cases?
Notes
Ethics and Values in Pharmacy
A Model for Ethical Problem Solving
The Five-Step Model
Application of the Model
Respond to the Sense That Something Is Wrong
Gather Information
Identify the Ethical Problem/Moral Diagnosis
Seek a Resolution
Work with Others to Choose a Course of Action
Notes
Values in Health and Illness
Identifying Value Judgments in Pharmacy
Separating Ethical and Other Evaluations
What Is the Source of Moral Judgments?
Grounding Ethics in the Professional Code
Grounding Ethics in the Physician's Orders
Grounding Ethics in Hospital Policy
Grounding Ethics in the Patient's Values
Grounding Ethics in Religious or Philosophical Perspectives
Notes
Ethical Principles in Pharmacy Ethics
Benefiting the Patient and Others: The Duty to Do Good and Avoid Harm
Benefiting the Patient
Health in Conflict with Other Goods
Relating Benefits and Harms
Benefits of Rules and Benefits in Specific Cases
Benefiting Society and Individuals Who Are Not Patients
Benefits to Society
Benefits to Specific Nonpatients
Benefits to the Profession
Benefits to the Pharmacist and the Pharmacist's Family
Notes
Justice: The Allocation of Health Resources
Justice Among Patients
Justice Between Patients and Others
Justice in Public Policy
Justice and Other Ethical Principles
Notes
Autonomy
Determining Whether a Patient Is Autonomous
External Constraints on Autonomy
Overriding the Choices of Autonomous Persons
Notes
Veracity: Dealing Honestly with Patients
The Condition of Doubt
Lying in Order to Benefit
Protecting the Patient by Lying
Protecting the Welfare of Others
Special Cases of Truth Telling
Patients Who Don't Want to Be Told
Family Members Who Insist That the Patient Not Be Told
The Right of Access to Medical Records
Notes
Fidelity: Promise-Keeping and Confidentiality
The Ethics of Promises: Explicit and Implicit
The Limits on the Promise of Confidentiality
Breaking Confidence to Benefit the Patient
Breaking Confidence to Benefit Others
Incompetent, Impaired, and Dishonest Colleagues
Notes
Avoidance of Killing
Active Killing Versus Letting One Die
Withholding Versus Withdrawing Treatment
Direct Versus Indirect Killing
Justifiable Omissions
Voluntary and Involuntary Killing
Killing as Punishment
Notes
Special Problem Areas
Abortion, Sterilization, and Contraception
Abortion
Abortion for Medical Problems of the Fetus
Abortion Following Sexual Assault
Abortion to Save the Life of the Pregnant Woman
Abortion and the Mentally Incapacitated Woman
Abortion for Socioeconomic Reasons
Sterilization
Contraception
Notes
Genetics, Birth, and the Biological Revolution
Genetic Counseling
Genetic Screening
In Vitro Fertilization
Surrogate Motherhood
Genetic Engineering
Notes
Mental Health and Behavior Control
The Concept of Mental Health
Mental Illness and Autonomous Behavior
Mental Illness and Third-Party Interests
Other Behavior-Controlling Therapies
Notes
Formularies and Drug Distribution Systems
Formularies
Eliminating Unproven Therapies
Eliminating Proven but Marginally Beneficial Therapies
Eliminating Proven but Cost-Ineffective Therapies
Appeals to Override Formularies
Physician Behavior with Drug Company Influence
Drug Distribution Systems
Mail-Order Pharmacies
Drugs from Canada
Notes
Experimentation on Human Subjects
Calculating Risks and Benefits
Privacy and Confidentiality
Equity in Research
Conflicts of Interest in Research
Informed Consent in Research
Notes
Consent and the Right to Refuse Treatment
The Elements of a Consent
The Standards for Consent
Comprehension and Voluntariness
Notes
Death and Dying
The Definition of Death
Competent and Formerly Competent Patients
Never-Competent Patients
Limits Based on Interests of Others
Notes
Appendix
The Hippocratic Oath
Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
Index

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