Medical Ethics and Humanities
Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 9, 2010 - Medical - 454 pages
Medical Ethics and Humanities is a survey of medical ethics and humanities geared toward physician assistants, analyzing important ethics, humanities, and law topics. The book explains the various approaches to ethical analysis and illustrates their application through the use of cases. Authored by experts in medical ethics and humanities, this book specifically addresses ethical and legal issues of concern to physician assistant students and physician assistants. Medical Ethics and Humanities includes chapter objectives, chapter summaries, illustrative case studies, and review questions at the end of each chapter. Important topics include moral rules, confidentiality, pediatric ethics, and medical malpractice. This is a valuable text for all physician assistants and students.
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