Medical Ethics For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 8, 2010 - Medical - 384 pages
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A practical, insightful guide to the moral and ethical standards of healthcare


Succeeding in the healthcare field means more than just making a diagnosis and writing a prescription. Healthcare professionals are responsible for convincing patients and their family members of the best course of action and treatments to follow, while knowing how to make the right moral and ethical choices, and so much more. Unlike daunting and expensive texts, Medical Ethics For Dummies offers an accessible and affordable course supplement for anyone studying medical or biomedical ethics.
• Follows typical medical and biomedical ethics courses
• Covers real ethical dilemmas doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers may face
• Includes moral issues surrounding stem cell research, genetic engineering, euthanasia, and more
Packed with helpful information, Medical Ethics For Dummies arms aspiring medical professionals with the philosophical and practical foundation for advancing in a field where critical ethical and moral decisions need to be rapidly and convincingly made.

 

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Contents

Parental Guidance and Responsibilities
127
Ethics at the Beginning and End of Life
147
When Science Supersedes Sex
171
Walking a Fine Line Examining the Ethics of Abortion
195
Determining Death Not an Event but a Process
219
Death with Dignity The Right
233
Advancing Medical Knowledge
257
Introduction 1
274
The Part of Tens
331
The Part of Tens
336
Ten Ethical Issues to Address with Your Patients 333 Chapter 19 Ten HighProfile Medical Ethics Cases 341 Chapter 20 Almost Ten Ethical Issues for...
349
Index
355
Medical Ethics or Doing the Right Thing
7
The Ethics of Research 17 Chapter 2 Morality in Medicine
19
The ProviderPatient Relationship
33
Outside the Examining Room
55

Beyond Guinea Pigs Anatomy
275
Toward Trials without Error
293
Its All in the Genes The Ethics of Stem Cell and Genetic Research
307
A Patients Right to Request
93
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About the author (2010)

Jane Runzheimer, MD, is a family physician who has served on the Ethics Committee of Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Linda Johnson Larsen has written 24 books, many of which have an emphasis on health, and has been a patient advocate for her husband and several family members.

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