Clinical Bioethics: Theory and Practice in Medical Ethical Decision-making

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1994 - Medical - 232 pages
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Medical practice is an inherently ethical enterprise. More than ever before, medical practice requires that medical professionals develop and exercise high ethical standards. Health care practitioners who ignore basic concepts of medical ethics risk exposing their patients to serious harm, and open themselves and their institutions to charges of malpractice. Clinical Bioethics provides for the busy clinical professional a concise, comprehensive treatment of the basics in this complex new field.
 

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Contents

Basic Facts about Health Care Ethics Committees
1
Background Ethics Education for Clinical Professionals
17
Ethics as Proper Procedure Methodologies for Handling Clinical Cases
47
Ethics of Death and Dying
57
Euthanasia Artificial Alimentation HiTech Medicine AIDS and Other Issues in the 1990s
79
Ethics Committees and the
99
Informed Consent
121
HECs and Patient Self Determination
138
Problems and Pitfalls of the HEC
194
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Additional Resources
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Bibliography for Ethics Committees
214
Quality of Life and Withholding or Withdrawing LifeProlonging Medical Treatment
228
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Grappling with Patient Competency
150
Making Life and Death Decisions for Incompetent Patients The QualityofLife Concept
165

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About the author (1994)

James F. Drane is the Russell B. Roth professor of clinical medical ethics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

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