Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees
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Description: Hospitals, nursing homes, and home care agencies seeking approval by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) must have a standing mechanism to address ethical issues. Most organizations have chosen to satisfy this with an interdisciplinary ethics committee. The best of these committees are knowledgeable, creative, and effective resources in their institutions. Many are well meaning but lack the information, experience, and skills to negotiate adequately the complex ethical issues that arise in clinical and organizational settings. Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees is the first resource to address the myriad responsibilities that ethics committees have, including education, case consultation, and policy development. Through case studies, the authors explore issues such as informed consent and refusal, decision making and decisional capacity, truth telling, decision-making concerns of minors, end-of-life issues, palliative care, justice in and access to health care services, and organizational ethics. Featuring an eight-chapter curriculum review and discussion of the ethical foundations of health care practice, sample policies and procedures, draft guidelines, and key legal cases, this handbook will be essential reading for every health care ethics committee member.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction : the nature and functioning of ethics committees|
|Curriculum for ethics committees|
|Ethical foundations of clinical practice|
|Decision making and decisional capacity in adults|
|Informed consent and refusal|
|Truth telling : disclosure and confidentiality|
|Special decision-making concerns of minors|
|Justice, access to care, and organizational ethics|
|Clinical ethics consultation|
|Approaches to ethics consultation|
|Sample clinical cases|
|White papers, memoranda, guidelines, and protocols|
|Allocating critical care resources : keeping the teeth in ICU triage|
|Sample policies and procedures|
|Institutional code of ethics|
|Key legal cases in bioethics|
|An ethics committee meeting|