Ethics Casebook for Hospitals Practical Approaches to Everyday Cases

ISBN-10: 0878407235

ISBN-13: 9780878407231

Edition: 1999

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 4/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
What Is Different About this Casebook?
How Was the Casebook Developed?
What Features Are Included in the Casebook?
What About Confidentiality?
Acknowledgments and Participants
Consent and Competence
"He Doesn't Know What He's Saying"
Consent and the Elderly
Caring for the Indecisive Patient: No Longer Secret But Still a Problem
Withdrawing Treatment: Easier Said Than Done
It's the Simple Stuff: Ageism, Autonomy, and Provider Competence
Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making
"But She Said She Wanted Everything"
The Letter and Spirit of a Directive
Interpreting Advance Directives: The Problem of Partial Codes
When Wishes Are Not Heard
How Competent Need a Surrogate Be?
Advance Directives: Refusing Nutrition and Hydration
Does Asking Help? Problems With Pre-Hospital Advance Directives
Advance Directives and Pregnancy
Discharge Dilemmas
Negotiating Care for the Technologically Dependent Patient
No Good Way Out?
Family Autonomy and the Child's Best Interest
The Family in Medical Decision Making
What Does She Really Want? Coercion, Persuasion and Family Autonomy
Withdrawing Treatment and the Family's "Returning Hero"
Families and Hope
Restraints and the Family
Organizational and Institutional Ethics
A Memo About Our Mission
Who Pays? Hospital Coping Strategies in a Managed Care Environment
Who's in Charge? Managed Care and the Ethics Consultant
Rehabilitation Ethics
This Is Consent to Therapy?
Who's the Patient?
A New Rehab Ethics Committee "On The Prowl"
Professional Responsibility: Employers, Colleagues, and Others
Justice and Responsibility In Hiring Practices
Conflicts Among Physicians: Playing "Resident in the Middle"
In Whose Interest? Withholding the Truth From a Patient
AIDS: Problems of Confidentiality
Confidentiality and Caring
Confidentiality and the Duty to Warn
Teaching Case Presentations: Materials To Assist You
Works Cited
Name Index
Subject Index
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