Ethics: The Heart of Health Care

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 20, 2008 - Medical - 272 pages
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Ethics: The Heart of Health Care — a classicethics text in medical, health and nursing studies — isrecommended around the globe for its straightforward introductionto ethical analysis. In this Third Edition David Seedhouse againdemonstrates tangibly and graphically how ethics and health careare inextricably bound together, and creates a firm theoreticalbasis for practical decision-making. He not only clarifies ethicsbut, with the aid of the acclaimed Ethical Grid, teaches anessential practical skill which can be productively applied inday-to-day health care.

Completely revised and updated, this Third Edition presents anexpanded theory of ethics section, and includes comprehensive andcontemporary examples and case studies. Newly covered areintroductions to rights in health care ethics, the ethics of care,intuitionism, privacy, euthanasia, suicide and consent, and anextensive FAQ section is added.


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The Heart of Health Care 5 Persons and Potentials
The Heart of Health Care 6 Theories of Ethics
The Heart of Health Care 7 Obstacles to Clear Moral Reasoning
The Heart of Health Care 8 The Rings of Uncertainty
The Heart of Health Care 9 The Background to the Ethical Grid
The Heart of Health Care Color Plate
The Heart of Health Care 10 The Use of the Ethical Grid
The Heart of Health Care 11 The Values Exchange

The Heart of Health Care 2 Ethics is the Key
The Heart of Health Care 3 Problems of Practice
The Heart of Health Care 4 The Search for Morality

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Professor David Seedhouse?
David Seedhouse was born in Nottingham, England. He was educated at Carre's Grammar School, Sleaford (1967-74) and 'The Vic', Sleaford (1971-last orders). He continued this research programme at Manchester University (1977-84) and 'The Grafton', Rusholme (1977-?) where he achieved degrees in philosophy, and of memory loss.
Though captivated by good philosophical analysis and the prospect of uninterrupted lunch-time refreshment, David decided against a conventional academic career. He found most philosophy socially irrelevant (not least to fellow Graftonites) and determined to apply his philosophical skills to actual problems - not hypothetical ones.
To this end David accepted posts in health studies, nursing and medical departments. His experiences in these aggressively non-philosophical settings persuaded him to write practical philosophy books for health professionals. The real world continues to drive this writing, even after nine books for Wiley in twelve years.
David moved to Auckland in 1992 and is now a citizen of both Britain and New Zealand. He lives happily alongside the Tamaki estuary, with this wife Hilary and daughter Charlotte, and for some reason enjoys a consistently warm welcome from Ed, the local bottle-shop owner.

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