Resolving Ethical Dilemmas A Guide for Clinicians

ISBN-10: 0781793793

ISBN-13: 9780781793797

Edition: 4th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Bernard Lo, Lo

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This timely Fourth Edition offers clinicians expert guidance in approaching a wide range of ethical dilemmas and developing an action plan. Most chapters include real-life sample cases that the author walks through, discussing the salient issues and how to approach them. This edition includes new material on conscientious objection by physicians in reproductive health and other areas. Other topics addressed include cross-cultural care, disclosure of errors to patients, gifts to physicians from drug companies, involuntary psychiatric treatment, genomic medicine, and ethical issues during public health emergencies such as pandemics. The updated discussion of organ transplantation includes increasing the donor pool and non-heart beating donors.
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List price: $66.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 1/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Fundamentals of Clinical Ethics
An Approach to Ethical Dilemmas in Patient Care
Overview of Ethical Guidelines
Informed Consent
Promoting the Patient's Best Interests
Avoiding Deception and Nondisclosure
Keeping Promises
Shared Decision Making
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
Decisions About Life-Sustaining Interventions
Confusing Ethical Distinctions
Ethics Consultations and Ethics Committees
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
The Doctor-Patient Relationship
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
Conflicts of Interest
Overview of Conflicts of Interest
Bedside Rationing of Health Care
Incentives for Physicians to Increase Services
Measures to Control Health Care Costs
Gifts from Drug Companies
Disclosing Errors
Impaired Colleagues
Ethical Dilemmas Students and House Staff Face
Ethical Issues in Clinical Specialties
Ethical Issues in Pediatrics
Ethical Issues in Surgery
Ethical Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ethical Issues in Psychiatry
Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation
Ethical Issues in Genomic Medicine
Ethical Isues in Public Health Emergencies
Ethical Issues in Cross-Cultural Care
Cases for Discussion
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