Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatrics: A Case Study Approach

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Springer Verlag Gmbh, 1991 - Medical - 142 pages
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The wonders of modern medicine are often overshadowed by ethical questions of right and wrong. The case study approach taken in Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatrics clears some of the issues and shows how to reach conclusions that can be defended. The brief presentation of clinical cases is followed by key discussion questions. The discussions themselves introduce vocabulary, distinctions, concepts, and analysis which guide to a deeper understanding. Some of the issues are deciding when not to treat, volunteering children for research, and treating adolescents. Primarily a teaching tool, the book may be used for class discussions or case conferences with residents, medical students, and nurses in pediatrics and family medicine; it may also be used for self-teaching or continuing education by practicing pediatricians and family physicians.

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Parents Rights
7
Adolescent AgeSpecific Values
14
Additional Cases for Discussion
21
Copyright

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