20 Common Problems Ethics in Primary Care

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Medical - 279 pages
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This practical manual offers realistic guidance on ethical issues that primary health care practitioners face daily.With a chapter on each a rea of concern, 20 Common Ethical Problems in Primary Care provides ea sy access to reader-friendly information--definitions, summaries of et hicist thinking, prevalence data, decision-making tools, and practitio ner recommendations.Inside, you'll find chapters that help you resolve issues of advance directives, competency, compliance, alternative med icine, confidentiality, genetic testing, suspected abuse, treatment of minors, and 12 other ethical challenges areas that will confront near ly every primary care clinician.Each issue-focused chapter gives you u seful and relevant information on prevalence of the problem, leading t hought in the area, guidelines to consider, and recommendations from o ther clinicians. You also get insights on communicating with and to pa tients.

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Contents

INAPPROPRIATE REQUESTS FOR TREATMENTS AND TESTS
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INAPPROPRIATE REQUESTS FOR MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS AND PRIVILEGES
13
COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
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