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

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McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, 1998 - Medical ethics - 206 pages
A practical handbook giving information relevant to the ethical issues and decisions a health care provider must deal with on a daily basis. Brief case illustrations cover the issues at hand, instead of complicated legal and philosophical discussions. The book is organized to provide easy access to both special ethical problems and more general considerations. Ethical issues are divided into five general categories: indications for medical interventions; quality of life; socioeconomic factors; and medical considerations concerning the infant and minor patient. The book also examines the ethical dimensions of assisted suicide controversy.

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Albert R. Jonsen, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Ethics in Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
Senior Ethics Scholar in Residence
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Mark Siegler, MD
Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor
of Medicine and Surgery
Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

William J. Winslade, PhD, JD
James Wade Rockwell Professor of Philosophy in Medicine
Institute for the Medical Humanities
Professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine
and Community Health
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

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Winslade is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Houston Health Law and Policy Institute

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