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Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions

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ISBN-10: 143770896X

ISBN-13: 9781437708967

Edition: 5th 2011

Authors: Ruth B. Purtilo, Regina Doherty

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Ideal for all health care professionals, Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions, 5th Edition provides a solid foundation in basic ethical theory, the terms and concepts of ethics, and current ethical issues. Expert authors Ruth Purtilo and Regina Doherty outline a unique 6-step decision-making process as a guide to making effective choices that lead to a professional and caring response to patients. They also suggest practical approaches to commonly encountered clinical issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, information sharing, and end-of-life care. With this book, you will develop the skills you need to recognize, understand, and resolve ethical problems. Unique! 6-step…    
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 11/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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: A Caring Response
Prototypes of Ethical Problems
Ethics Theories and Approaches: Conceptual Tools for Ethical Decision-Making
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
Communication and Information Sharing
Informed Consent in Treatment and Clinical Research
Ethical Dimensions of Chronic and End of Life Care
Ethical Issues in Chronic 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 and Social Justice: Societal Sources of Claims for Health Care
Professionals as Good Citizens: Responsibility and Opportunity