The Ethics of Everyday Medicine

The Ethics of Everyday Medicine
Author: Erwin B. Montgomery Jr.
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 523
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN 10: 0128230665
ISBN 13: 9780128230664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Everyday Medicine Book Review:

Ethics of Everyday Medicine: Explorations of Justice examines and analyses the relatively unexplored domain of ethics involved in the everyday practice of medicine. From the author’s clinical experience, virtually every decision made in the day-to-day practice of medicine is fundamentally an ethical question, as virtually every decision hinge on some value judgment that goes beyond the medical facts of the matter. The first part of the book is devoted to medical decision cases in several areas of medicine. These cases highlight elements of the current healthcare ecosystem, involving players other than the physician and patient. Insurers (private, commercial, and governmental), administrators, and regulators’ perspectives are surfaced in point of care case analysis. Part two contributes to the development of actionable tools to develop better ethical systems for the everyday practice of medicine by providing a critical analysis of Reflective Equilibrium and ethical induction from the perspective of logic and statistics. The chapter on Justice discusses the neurophysiological representations of just and unjust behaviours. The chapter on Ethical Theories follows, describing the epistemic conundrum, principlism, reproducibility, abstraction, chaos and complexity. The following chapter approaches ethical decisions from the logic and statistic perspectives. The following chapter, The Patient as Parenthetical, the author discusses patient-centric ethics, and the rise of business- and government-cetric ethics. The final chapter, A Framework to Frame the Questions for Explore Further, proposes a working framework to deal with current ethical issues. Ethics of everyday Medicine: Explorations of Justice acknowledges that there are no answers yet to the ethical dilemmas that confront the everyday practice of medicine, but proposes a framework for deeper analysis and action. This reading would be useful to all healthcare professionals. Regulators and policy makers could also benefit from understanding how the complex healthcare environment influences medical decisions at point of care. Offers an overview of the current health care ecosystem and the ethical questions posed by divergent interests Includes cases for ethical analysis of common medical practice Proposes a framework for ethical decision making in the clinical setting Provides critical analysis of Reflective Equilibrium and ethical induction from the perspective of logic and statistics

Everyday Ethics

Everyday Ethics
Author: Paul E. Brodwin
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0520954521
ISBN 13: 9780520954526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Ethics Book Review:

This book explores the moral lives of mental health clinicians serving the most marginalized individuals in the US healthcare system. Drawing on years of fieldwork in a community psychiatry outreach team, Brodwin traces the ethical dilemmas and everyday struggles of front line providers. On the street, in staff room debates, or in private confessions, these psychiatrists and social workers confront ongoing challenges to their self-image as competent and compassionate advocates. At times they openly question the coercion and forced-dependency built into the current system of care. At other times they justify their use of extreme power in the face of loud opposition from clients. This in-depth study exposes the fault lines in today's community psychiatry. It shows how people working deep inside the system struggle to maintain their ideals and manage a chronic sense of futility. Their commentaries about the obligatory and the forbidden also suggest ways to bridge formal bioethics and the realities of mental health practice. The experiences of these clinicians pose a single overarching question: how should we bear responsibility for the most vulnerable among us?

Nursing Ethics in Everyday Practice

Nursing Ethics in Everyday Practice
Author: Connie M. Ulrich
Publsiher: Sigma Theta Tau
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1935476505
ISBN 13: 9781935476504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nursing Ethics in Everyday Practice Book Review:

This book is written specifically for bedside/staff nurses at the front lines of health care in hospitals, hospice, long-term care, and home health care. Presented in a simple, easy-to-read and engaging style so that nurses can readily put the information to use in a clinical setting. Provides a framework that staff nurses can implement to resolve the ethical dilemmas they frequently encounter in practice. Great for students and covers both theory and practical applications.

Ethics in Everyday Places

Ethics in Everyday Places
Author: Tom Koch
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2018-01-12
ISBN 10: 0262343916
ISBN 13: 9780262343916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics in Everyday Places Book Review:

An exploration of moral stress, distress, and injuries inherent in modern society through the maps that pervade academic and public communications worlds. In Ethics in Everyday Places, ethicist and geographer Tom Koch considers what happens when, as he puts it, “you do everything right but know you've done something wrong." The resulting moral stress and injury, he argues, are pervasive in modern Western society. Koch makes his argument "from the ground up," from the perspective of average persons, and through a revealing series of maps in which issues of ethics and morality are embedded. The book begins with a general grounding in both moral stress and mapping as a means of investigation. The author then examines the ethical dilemmas of mapmakers and others in the popular media and the sciences, including graphic artists, journalists, researchers, and social scientists. Koch expands from the particular to the general, from mapmaker and journalist to the readers of maps and news. He explores the moral stress and injury in educational funding, poverty, and income inequality ("Why aren't we angry that one in eight fellow citizens lives in federally certified poverty?"), transportation modeling (seen in the iconic map of the London transit system and the hidden realities of exclusion), and U.S. graft organ transplantation. This uniquely interdisciplinary work rewrites our understanding of the nature of moral stress, distress and injury, and ethics in modern life. Written accessibly and engagingly, it transforms how we think of ethics—personal and professional—amid the often conflicting moral injunctions across modern society. Copublished with Esri Press

Everyday Medical Ethics and Law

Everyday Medical Ethics and Law
Author: BMA Medical Ethics Department
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN 10: 1118384849
ISBN 13: 9781118384848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Medical Ethics and Law Book Review:

Everyday Medical Ethics and Law is based on the core chapters of Medical Ethics Today, focussing on the practical issues and dilemmas common to all doctors. It includes chapters on the law and professional guidance relating to consent, treating people who lack capacity, treating children and young people, confidentiality and health records. The title is UK-wide, covering the law and guidance in each of the four nations. Each chapter has a uniform structure which makes it ideal for use in learning and teaching. "10 Things You Need to Know About..." introduces the key points of the topic, Setting the Scene explains where the issues occur in real life and why doctors need to understand them, and then key definitions are followed by explanations of different scenarios. The book uses real cases to illustrate points and summary boxes to highlight key issues throughout. Whilst maintaining its rigorous attention to detail, Everyday Medical Ethics and Law is an easy read reference book for busy, practising doctors.

Clinical Ethics A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine Ninth Edition

Clinical Ethics  A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine  Ninth Edition
Author: Albert R. Jonsen,Mark Siegler,William J. Winslade
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN 10: 1260457559
ISBN 13: 9781260457551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Ethics A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine Ninth Edition Book Review:

The go-to textbook on the increasingly important and rapidly evolving topic of medical ethics Ethical issues are embedded in every clinical encounter between patients and clinicians. In order to practice excellent clinical care, clinicians must understand ethical issues such as informed consent, decisional capacity, surrogate decision making, truth telling, confidentiality, privacy, the distinction between research and clinical care, and end-of-life care. This popular, clinically-oriented guide provides crystal-clear case-based coverage of the ethical situations encountered in everyday medical practice. Clinical Ethics introduces the proven Four Box Method—a much-needed pattern for collecting, sorting, and ordering the facts of a clinical ethical problem. This easy-to-apply system is based on simple questions about medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features that explain clinical ethics and help clinicians formulate a sound diagnosis and treatment strategy. In each chapter, the authors discuss case examples and provide analysis, comments, and specific recommendations. The book is divided into the four topics that constitute the essential ethical structure of every clinical encounter: Medical Indications, Preferences of Patients Quality of Life Contextual Features

Medical Ethics Today

Medical Ethics Today
Author: British Medical Association
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN 10: 1444355643
ISBN 13: 9781444355642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Ethics Today Book Review:

This is your source for authoritative and comprehensive guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Ethics Department covering both routine and highly contentious medico-legal issues faced by health care professionals. The new edition updates the information from both the legal and ethical perspectives and reflects developments surrounding The Mental Capacity Act, Human Tissue Act, and revision of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act.

Good Ethics and Bad Choices

Good Ethics and Bad Choices
Author: Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN 10: 0262365308
ISBN 13: 9780262365307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Ethics and Bad Choices Book Review:

An analysis of how findings in behavioral economics challenge fundamental assumptions of medical ethics, integrating the latest research in both fields. Bioethicists have long argued for rational persuasion to help patients with medical decisions. But the findings of behavioral economics—popularized in Thaler and Sunstein’s Nudge and other books—show that arguments depending on rational thinking are unlikely to be successful and even that the idea of purely rational persuasion may be a fiction. In Good Ethics and Bad Choices, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby examines how behavioral economics challenges some of the most fundamental tenets of medical ethics. She not only integrates the latest research from both fields but also provides examples of how physicians apply concepts of behavioral economics in practice. Blumenthal-Barby analyzes ethical issues raised by “nudging” patient decision making and argues that the practice can improve patient decisions, prevent harm, and perhaps enhance autonomy. She then offers a more detailed ethical analysis of further questions that arise, including whether nudging amounts to manipulation, to what extent and at what point these techniques should be used, when and how their use would be wrong, and whether transparency about their use is required. She provides a snapshot of nudging “in the weeds,” reporting on practices she observed in clinical settings including psychiatry, pediatric critical care, and oncology. Warning that there is no “single, simple account of the ethics of nudging,” Blumenthal-Barby offers a qualified defense, arguing that a nudge can be justified in part by the extent to which it makes patients better off.

An Ethics Casebook for Hospitals

An Ethics Casebook for Hospitals
Author: Mark G. Kuczewski,Rosa Lynn B. Pinkus,Katherine Wasson
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1626165505
ISBN 13: 9781626165502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Ethics Casebook for Hospitals Book Review:

Originally published in 1999, this classic textbook includes twenty-six cases with commentary and bibliographic resources designed especially for medical students and the training of ethics consultants. The majority of the cases reflect the day-to-day moral struggles within the walls of hospitals. As a result, the cases do not focus on esoteric, high-tech dilemmas like genetic engineering or experimental protocols, but rather on fundamental problems that are pervasive in basic healthcare delivery in the United States: where to send a frail, elderly patient who refuses to go to a nursing home, what role the family should play in making a treatment decision, what a hospital should do when it is getting stuck with too many unpaid bills. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition includes thirteen new cases, five of which are designated as "skill builder" cases aimed specifically at persons who wish to conduct clinical ethics case consultations. The new cases highlight current ethical challenges that arise in caring for populations such as undocumented immigrant patients, persons with substance use disorders involving opioids, and ethical issues that arise beyond the bedside at the organizational level. The reader is invited to use the supplemental videos and assessment tools available on the website of the Loyola University Chicago ACES project (

Everyday Medical Ethics A Doctor s Perspective

Everyday Medical Ethics  A Doctor s Perspective
Author: Nanette K. Wenger,Puxiao Cen
Publsiher: Onebook Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN 10: 9780995989467
ISBN 13: 099598946X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Medical Ethics A Doctor s Perspective Book Review:

It's hard out there on the frontlines of healthcare when it comes to medical ethics. Sometimes it feels like the world is making up the rules as we go along. Sometimes it feels like we cannot get our moral balance as the landscape changes and seemingly grows more complicated every day. But no matter what the world throws at us each day, we have a choice of how to respond. It is easy to say we will do the right thing for our patients, but how do we know what that really means? How do we reconcile the cultural context that has entered healthcare? How do we span the gap between what is legal and what is ethical? How do we continue to care for patients without having anxiety, confusion, and fear? This book presents some of the basic principles of medical ethics and their application to everyday healthcare. Hopefully, the reader will begin to understand some of the underlying concepts of medical ethics that can be readily applied to their practice. Moreover, Dr. Cen hopes that this book sparks the reader's interest in medical ethics and increases their engagement in discussion, legislation, and policies decision-making about medical ethics.Dr. Puxiao Cen is an invasive cardiologist, board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and comprehensive echocardiography. She has been a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology since 2003 and has been caring for the people of the Orlando, FL area for two decades. Puxiao is also a physician member of the Medical Ethics Committee for the area health system and Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. In addition to being a physician and a medical ethicist, Puxiao is a mother, world traveler (Dora the Explorer comes to mind), painter, history student, and a cultural connoisseur. She is a woman who puts her whole heart, mind, and soul into everything she does-she is the epitome of a Philomath. But, labels do not do her justice. Puxiao doesn't just absorb all that the world has to offer and keep that learning and knowledge locked away inside her. Dr. Cen considers it her mission to process and refine the knowledge she has gained from her experiences and distill it down to the salient points so she can recommunicate that knowledge in a manner that can benefit everyone. That philosophy was the motivation behind writing Everyday Medical Ethics. Dr. Cen wants to help impart some of the lessons she has learned as a medical ethicist in a major health system to the general public. By doing so, she hopes that the healthcare professional, patients, their families, and the communities in which they live can better navigate the modern world of healthcare. Even though this book is being published during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Puxiao actually completed the book in late 2018, so there are no case studies or references to COVID19 in the book. However, the basic principles discussed in the book are foundational to understanding medical ethics and can be applied to patient care and research ethics during the pandemic.

Medical Ethics in Clinical Practice

Medical Ethics in Clinical Practice
Author: Matjaž Zwitter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN 10: 3030007197
ISBN 13: 9783030007195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Ethics in Clinical Practice Book Review:

This book discusses medicine from an ethical perspective, whereas books on medical ethics more commonly present ethics from a bio-medical standpoint. The book is divided into 23 chapters. The introductory chapters present some basic concepts of medical ethics, such as the relation between the legal system and ethics, ethical documents, ethical theories, and ethical analysis. The following chapters address issues of importance in all fields of medicine: respecting autonomy, communication, relations within a healthcare team, professional malpractice, limited resources, and the portrait of a physician. In turn, the third part of the book focuses on ethical aspects in a broad range of medical activities – preventive medicine, human reproduction, genetics, pediatrics, intensive care, palliative medicine, clinical research, unproven methods in diagnostics and treatment, and the role of physicians who aren’t directly responsible for patient care. The last part presents students’ seminars with case stories. The book offers a valuable resource for physicians of all specialties, students of medicine, professionals, and students from other fields devoted to human health, journalists, and general readers with an interest in medicine.

Literature and Medicine

Literature and Medicine
Author: Ronald Schleifer,Jerry B. Vannatta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2019-10-09
ISBN 10: 3030191281
ISBN 13: 9783030191283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature and Medicine Book Review:

Literature and Medicine: A Practical and Pedagogical Guide is designed to introduce narrative medicine in medical humanities courses aimed at pre-medicine undergraduates and medical and healthcare students. With excerpts from short stories, novels, memoirs, and poems, the book guides students on the basic methods and concepts of the study of narrative. The book helps healthcare professionals to build a set of skills and knowledge central to the practice of medicine including an understanding of professionalism, building the patient-physician relationship, ethics of medical practice, the logic of diagnosis, recognizing mistakes in medical practice, and diversity of experience. In addition to analyzing and considering the literary texts, each chapter includes a vignette taken from clinical situations to help define and illustrate the chapter’s theme. Literature and Medicine illustrates the ways that engagement with the humanities in general, and literature in particular, can create better and more fulfilled physicians and caretakers.

The History and Bioethics of Medical Education

The History and Bioethics of Medical Education
Author: Madeleine Mant,Chris Mounsey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN 10: 1000379760
ISBN 13: 9781000379761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History and Bioethics of Medical Education Book Review:

The History and Bioethics of Medical Education: "You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught" continues the Routledge Advances in the History of Bioethics series by exploring approaches to the teaching of bioethics from disparate disciplines, geographies, and contexts. Van Rensselaer Potter coined the phrase "Global Bioethics" to define human relationships with their contexts. This and subsequent volumes return to Potter’s founding vision from historical perspectives and asks, how did we get here from then? The patient-practitioner relationship has come to the fore in bioethics; this volume asks: is there an ideal bioethical curriculum? Are the students being carefully taught and, in turn, are they carefully learning? This volume will appeal to those working in both clinical medicine and the medical humanities, as vibrant connections are drawn between various ways of knowing.

Making Sense of Medical Ethics A hands on guide

Making Sense of Medical Ethics  A hands on guide
Author: Alan G Johnson,Paul R. V. Johnson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2006-11-24
ISBN 10: 0340925590
ISBN 13: 9780340925591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Medical Ethics A hands on guide Book Review:

The practice of clinical medicine is inextricably linked with the need for moral values and ethical principles. The study of medical ethics is, therefore, rightly assuming an increasingly significant place in undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses and in allied health curricula. Making Sense of Medical Ethics offers a no-nonsense introduction to the principles of medial ethics, as applied to the everyday care of patients, the development of novel therapies and the undertaking of pioneering basic medical research. Written from a practical rather than a philosophical perspective, the authors call upon their extensive experience of clinical practice, research and teaching to illustrate how ethical principles can be applied in different 'real-life' situations. Making Sense of Medical Ethics encourages readers to understand the principles of medical ethics as they apply to clinical practice; explore and evaluate common misconceptions; consider the ethics underlying any medical decision; and as a result, to realize that a good appreciation of medical ethics will help them to practise more effectively in the future.

Clinical Ethics 8th Edition

Clinical Ethics  8th Edition
Author: Albert R. Jonsen,Mark Siegler,William J. Winslade
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN 10: 0071845070
ISBN 13: 9780071845076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Ethics 8th Edition Book Review:

The most trusted and reader-friendly guide on how to make the right decisions when facing ethical issues in clinical practice Clinical Ethics teaches healthcare providers how to effectively identify, evaluate, and resolve ethical issues in clinical medicine. Using the author’s acclaimed “four box” approach and numerous illustrative case examples, the book enables practitioners to gain a better understanding of the complexities involved in ethical cases and demonstrates how to find a solution for each case study. Clinical Ethics goes beyond theory to offer a solid decision-making strategy applicable to real-world practice. Readers will learn an easy-to-apply system based on simple questions about medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features that clearly explain clinical ethics and help them formulate a sound diagnosis and treatment strategy. The case examples have been especially selected to demonstrate how principles apply to everyday practice. The eighth edition has been extensively revised to reflect the latest challenges, such as the those involving medical data, legal issues, the unrepresented patient, and problems of continuity and discharge

The Trusted Doctor

The Trusted Doctor
Author: Rosamond Rhodes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-02-17
ISBN 10: 0190859903
ISBN 13: 9780190859909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trusted Doctor Book Review:

Common morality has been the touchstone of medical ethics since the publication of Beauchamp and Childress's Principles of Biomedical Ethics in 1979. Rosamond Rhodes challenges this dominant view by presenting an original and novel account of the ethics of medicine, one deeply rooted in the actual experience of medical professionals. She argues that common morality accounts of medical ethics are unsuitable for the profession, and inadequate for responding to the particular issues that arise in medical practice. Instead, Rhodes argues that medicine's distinctive ethics should be explained in terms of the trust that society allows to the profession. Trust is the core and starting point of Rhodes' moral framework, which states that the most basic duty of doctors is to "seek trust and be trustworthy." Building from this foundation, Rhodes explicates the sixteen specific duties that doctors take on when they join the profession, and demonstrates how her view of these duties is largely consistent with the codes of medical ethics of medical societies around the world. She then explains why it is critical for physicians to develop the attitudes or "doctorly" virtues that comprise the character of trustworthy doctors and buttress physicians' efforts to fulfil their professional obligations. Her book's presentation of physicians' duties and the elements that comprise a doctorly character, together add up to a cohesive and comprehensive description of what medical professionalism really entails. Rhodes's analysis provides a clear understanding of medical professionalism as well as a guide for doctors navigating the ethically challenging situations that arise in clinical practice

Medical Ethics Education An Interdisciplinary and Social Theoretical Perspective

Medical Ethics Education  An Interdisciplinary and Social Theoretical Perspective
Author: Nathan Emmerich
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN 10: 3319004859
ISBN 13: 9783319004853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Ethics Education An Interdisciplinary and Social Theoretical Perspective Book Review:

There is a diversity of ‘ethical practices’ within medicine as an institutionalised profession as well as a need for ethical specialists both in practice as well as in institutionalised roles. This Brief offers a social perspective on medical ethics education. It discusses a range of concepts relevant to educational theory and thus provides a basic illumination of the subject. Recent research in the sociology of medical education and the social theory of Pierre Bourdieu are covered. In the end, the themes of Bourdieuan Social Theory, socio-cultural apprenticeships and the ‘characterological turn’ in medical education are draw together the context of medical ethics education. ​

Where Science and Ethics Meet Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology

Where Science and Ethics Meet  Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology
Author: Chris Willmott,Salvador Macip
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2016-06-13
ISBN 10: 1440851352
ISBN 13: 9781440851353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Science and Ethics Meet Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology Book Review:

Through engaging case studies and clear explanations of the underlying science, this book makes the social impacts and ethical consequences of recent advances in biomedicine understandable for general readers. • Provides clear, easily understandable information for nonspecialist readers with sufficient detail to enable an understanding of the science behind the discoveries and the range of ethical problems they generate • Presents a dynamic mix of present or near-future case studies (fictional), scientific explanations, and discussions of ethics • Addresses topics that are frequently in the media, such as cloning, organ transplantation, and genetic modification, and clarifies concepts that people have heard about but may not fully understand • Summarizes arguments in favor and against to allow readers to form their own opinions on important ethical debates

Clinical Ethics

Clinical Ethics
Author: Albert Jonsen,Mark Siegler,William Winslade
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 9780071634137
ISBN 13: 0071634134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Ethics Book Review:

A unique structured approach to solving ethical issues that arise in daily clinical practice A Doody's Core Title for 2011! Clinical Ethics teaches the widely-known Four-Topics Method to help you make the right choice when facing complex ethical questions and dilemmas encountered during everyday patient care. You will learn an easy-to-apply system based on simple questions about medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features that clearly explain clinical ethics and helps you formulate a sound diagnosis and treatment strategy. Goes beyond theory to offer a solid decision-making strategy applicable to real-world practice Numerous clinical case examples link principles to everyday practice--many new to this edition Practical coverage of important legal issues Ethical considerations in palliative care, medically assisted death, clinical research, and other timely issues Perfect for students, trainees, clinicians, ethics committee members, nurses, and patients Handy four-topics chart pullout card The content you need to make the right choice: Introduction; Medical Intervention; Patient Preferences; Quality of Life; Contextual Features.

Evidence Based Medical Ethics

Evidence Based Medical Ethics
Author: John E. Snyder,Candace C. Gauthier
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-10-09
ISBN 10: 9781603272469
ISBN 13: 1603272461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence Based Medical Ethics Book Review:

In the modern practice of medicine, new challenges complicate the ethical care of patients. Today’s times require a contemporary take on the concept of medical ethics. The idea for this textbook was born out of a need for a teaching resource that merges medical ethics theory with the practical needs of modern clinical medicine. In Evidence-Based Medical Ethics: Cases for Practice-Based Learning, the authors address what has been missing in existing text books and ethics courses to date – clear-cut ethical and legal guidelines that provide a method for the reader to learn how to systematically manage dilemmas seen in the everyday practice of medicine. The reader is guided through several "typical" patient scenarios and prompted by various questions that should be entertained by the treating health care provider. Then, relevant evidence-based medicine, legal precedent, and the ethical theory that applies to the situation are revealed. Often, finding the "best" ethical solution for each problem is automatic, as the solution often becomes self-evident during information-gathering. This general method is reinforced throughout the text with multiple different cases, using a practice-based approach by building on the reader’s developing skills. Additionally, we have sought to emphasize a culturally competent manner in resolving these dilemmas, respectfully addressing issues of age, gender, and culture whenever possible. The main goal of Evidence-Based Medical Ethics: Cases for Practice-Bases Learning is to assist the reader in adapting a patient-centered and evidence-based approach to dilemmas faced in their future practice of medicine.