Textbook of Healthcare Ethics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 29, 2004 - Medical - 382 pages
The Textbook of Healthcare Ethics, Second Edition is written with practising physicians, medical students and residents, nurses, philosophers, and other healthcare workers in mind. The text is also highly suitable for formal ethics courses in medical, nursing and allied healthcare programs, as well as for training ethics committee members. This book is an introduction to the broad field of biomedical ethics. While offering a basic introduction to ethical theory, it discusses, as well, the wide array of ethical problems encountered in the daily practice of healthcare professionals. It is written by two Bioethicists who, prior to entering the field of Bioethics, worked as healthcare professionals. The primary author has a background in medicine and the secondary author has a background in nursing. This thoroughly revised second edition is meant to be both a theoretical and a practical introduction to the field, and is intended to be as accessible to the beginner as it is to those already working in the field. It provides practical strategies and tools that can be used for training medical personnel and members of ethics committees, and can serve equally well as an introduction for lay persons interested in the field.

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