Health Care Ethics

ISBN-10: 0205257119

ISBN-13: 9780205257119

Edition: 6th 2013

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Description: Provides students with tools to identify the problems in heath care. Health Care Ethics is aclear, accessible text/reference that explores the full range of contemporary issues in health care ethics from a practical wisdom approach. The authors present the fundamental concerns of modern medical ethics–-autonomy, beneficence, justice, and confidentiality-–and then provide analysis, cases, and insights from professional literature to discuss them. Throughout, the discussion starts with larger issues or concepts and principles and then focuses on specific problems or complications. Learning GoalsUpon completing this book, readers will be able to:Identify the problems in health care ranging from end of life issues to testing and research. Develop a more well-rounded understanding of cultural traditions that are not a part of the mainstream discussion of American medical ethics. Analyze the various views on health care ethics. Note: MySearchLab with eText does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205885497 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205885497

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Book details

List price: $105.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408

Preface
Preface II
Principles of Health Care Ethics
Ethics, Professional Ethics, and Health Care Ethics
Emotions and the Ethical Life
Human Nature and Ethics
Theories of Ethics
Key Issues
Applied Ethics
The Professions and Professional Ethics
The Health Care Professions
Summary
Notes
Principles of Autonomy and informed Consent
General Formulation
Patient Autonomy: Informed Consent
Paternalism: Weak and Strong
The Consent of Children, Adolescents, and Incompetent Patients
Exceptions in Emergencies
The Right to Refuse Treatment
Problem Areas
Summary
Cases for Analysis
Notes
Principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
Introduction
Specifications of Beneficence
Specifications of Nonmaleficence
The Principle of Proportionality
The Patient's Obligation
The Health Care Provider's Obligation
The Surrogates Obligation
Summary
Cases for Analysis
Notes
The Ethics of Distribution
Introduction
The Goals of Health Care
Theories and Their Limits
Microallocation: Individual and Institutional Rationing
Summary
Cases for Analysis
Notes
Principles of Confidentiality and Truthfulness
Introduction
Truthfulness
Confidentiality
Summary
Cases for Analysis
Notes
Problems of Health Care Ethics
Professional standards and institutional Ethics
Introduction
Judging Quality
Institutional Ethics
Ethics Committees
The Obligation to Police
Competition and Institutional Ethics
Summary
Cases for Analysis
Notes
Ethical Problems of Death and Dying
Introduction
Ethics of the Patient
Health Care Providers and the Ethics of Suicide Prevention
Health Care Providers and the Ethics of the Death of a Patient
Physician Initiatives
Cooperation with Active Suicide and Euthanasia
Surrogates and the Termination of Treatment
Summary
Cases for Analysis
Notes
Abortion and Maternal-Fetal Conflict
Introduction
Does the Fetus Have Rights: U.S. Law?
The Definition and Types of Abortion
The Moral Status of the Fetus
Moral Status: Summary
The Autonomy of the Pregnant Woman
The Ethics of Abortion as a Social Phenomenon
Abortion and the Health Care Provider
Maternal-Fetal Conflict
Summary
Cases for Analysis
Notes
New Methods of Reproduction
Introduction
Artificial Insemination and the General Problems of Assisted Reproduction
In Vitro Fertilization
Surrogate Mothers
The Charge of Artificiality
The Ethics of the Health Care Provider
A Question of Distributive Justice
Summary
Cases for Analysis
Notes
The Ethics of Transplants
Introduction
The Ethics of Organ Donation from the Patients Perspective
Basic Questions Regarding the Idea of Transplants
The Ethics of Cadaver Organ Donation
Increasing the Supply of Organs: Ethical Problems
The Ethics of the Health Care Team
The Health Care Provider s Ethics of Distribution
The Society's Ethics of Distribution
Summary
Cases for Analysis
The Ethics of Testing and Screening
Introduction
Testing
Ethical Problems of Mass Screening
Summary
Cases for Analysis
Note
The Ethics of Biomedical Research
Introduction
The Ethics of the Researcher
The Ethics of the User of Research Results
Fetal Research
Genetic Therapy
Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning
Summary
Cases for Analysis
References
Index
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