Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine

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McGraw Hill, Medical Pub. Division, 2002 - Medical - 202 pages
Using the four-box method of approaching ethical problems (i.e., medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features), this brief, relevant, and practical book assists students and practitioners in identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical problems arising in clinical medicine. Clinical Ethics is also an excellent reference that provides abundant clinical cases and concise summaries of current opinion on the ethics of typical cases. Revision Highlights: Emphasis on Evidence Based Medicine; Expansion of the discussion on palliative care; Introduction of many new issues that have raised unique ethical questions; Molecular genetics testing and screening; Risk, consent, and innovation regarding organ transplantation, bone-marrow and stem-cell transplantation; Ethics of research (e.g., expansion of clinical trials from the academic setting to private practice [under sponsorship of the pharmaceutical industry]); Major changes in the ethical and legal concepts of physician assisted death; Changes in the practice of resuscitation orders (DNR) (e.g., portable DNR, telephonic and Internet communication of orders); New problems in medical confidentiality due

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