Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions

ISBN-10: 0721602436
ISBN-13: 9780721602431
Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Carefully written to ensure successful use by all health care professionals, Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions is still the only cross-disciplinary ethics book available. The new 4th edition of this bestselling title helps readers think  More...

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List price: $49.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Carefully written to ensure successful use by all health care professionals, Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions is still the only cross-disciplinary ethics book available. The new 4th edition of this bestselling title helps readers think critically and thoughtfully about ethical decisions they face in practice. Utilizing a unique 6-step decision making process designed by the author, this text provides an expert framework for making for making effective decisions. Questions and answers are positioned throughout the text to encourage critical thinking and enforce the interactive approach. Presents Western and non-Western sources of ethical thought, and case studies reflect a diversity of practitioners, settings, and cultures Discusses traditional normative theories in additional to newer approaches Features in every chapter include: objectives, new terms and ideas presented in the chapter; a list of topics in the chapter that were introduced in earlier chapters; case stories with diverse practice settings and practitioner types to appeal to a broad audience; summary boxes that synthesize key ideas; reflection boxes with answer blanks to indicate important concepts and encourage students to think critically about the material presented; fill in the blank questions in the text to further knowledge acquisition and retention; a summary paragraph at the end of the chapter; and questions for thought and discussion Weaves the 6-step ethical decision-making process more consistently throughout the text Reflects recent changes in health care, society, and ethics, and provides information on ethical issues based on new medical and high-tech discoveries Features expanded and updated case studies, with several new cases presented, further enforcing the interactive and dynamic approach Provides new information on the law-ethics relationship, showing how ethics are interdependent with legal issues

Ruth B. Purtilo, Ph.D., is James Marsh Presidential Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont and a professor emerita of the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Henk A.M.J. ten Have, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of medical ethics at the University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology, UNESCO, Paris.

Introduction to Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions
Morality and Ethics: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?
The Ethical Goal of Professional Practice and Prototypes of Ethical Problems
Ethics Theories and Approaches: All You Need to Know
A Six-Step Process of Ethical Decision Making in Arriving at a Caring Response
Ethical Dimensions of Professional Roles
Surviving Student Life Ethically
Surviving Professional Life Ethically
Living Ethically within Health Care Organizations
Living Ethically as a Member of the Health Care Team
Ethical Dimensions of the Professional-Patient Relationship
Why Honor Confidentiality?
Why So Much Emphasis on Truth Telling?
Why Care About Informed Consent?
Ethical Dimensions of Chronic and End-of-Life Care
The Growing Ethical Challenges of Chronic and Long Term Care
Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care
Ethical Dimensions of the Social Context of Health Care
Distributive Justice: Clinical Sources of Claims for Health Care
Compensatory Justice: Social Sources of Claims for Health Care
Good Citizenship and Your Professional Role: Life As Opportunity

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