Resolving Ethical Dilemmas A Guide for Clinicians

ISBN-10: 0781753570
ISBN-13: 9780781753579
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Bernard Lo
List price: $69.95
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 3/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

An approach to ethical dilemmas in patient care
Overview of ethical guidelines
Informed consent
Promoting the patient's best interests
Confidentiality
Avoiding deception and nondisclosure
Keeping promises
An approach to decisions about clinical interventions
Futile interventions
Decision-making capacity
Refusal of treatment by competent, informed patients
Standards for decisions when patients lack decision-making capacity
Surrogate decision making
Persistent disagreements over care
Confusing ethical distinctions
Ethics committees and case consultations
Do not attempt resuscitation orders
Tube and intravenous feedings
Physician-assisted suicide and active euthanasia
The persistent vegetative state
Determination of death
Legal rulings on life-sustaining interventions
Overview of the doctor-patient relationship
Refusal to care for patients
Gifts from patients to physicians
Sexual contact between physicians and patients
Secret information about patients
Clinical research
Overview of conflicts of interest
Bedside rationing of health care
Incentives for physicians to increase services
Incentives for physicians to decrease services
Gifts from drug companies
Disclosing errors
Impaired colleagues
Ethical dilemmas students and house staff face
Ethical issues in pediatrics
Ethical issues in surgery
Ethical issues in obstetrics and gynecology
Ethical issues in psychiatry
Ethical issues in organ transplantation
Testing for genetic conditions
Ethical issues in public health emergencies

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