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Author Lo, Bernard.
Title Resolving ethical dilemmas : a guide for clinicians / Bernard Lo.
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2009.
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 Floor4  R724 .L59 2009    IN LIBRARY
Edition 4th ed.
Description x, 369 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Section I. Fundamentals of clinical ethics -- An approach to ethical dilemmas in patient care -- Overview of ethical guidelines -- Informed consent -- Promoting the patient's best interests -- Confidentiality -- Avoiding deception and nondisclosure -- Keeping promises -- Section II. Shared decision making -- An approach to decisions about clinical interventions -- Futile interventions -- Decision-making capacity -- Refusal of treatment by competent, informed patients -- Standards for decisions when patients lack decision-making capacity -- Surrogate decision making -- Persistent disagreements over care -- Section III. Decisions about life-sustaining interventions -- Confusing ethical distinctions -- Ethics consultations and ethics committees -- Do not attempt resuscitation orders -- Tube and intravenous feedings -- Physician-assisted suicide and active euthanasia -- The persistent vegetative state -- Determination of death -- Legal rulings on life-sustaining interventions
Section IV. The doctor-patient relationship -- Overview of the doctor-patient relationship -- Refusal to care for patients -- Gifts from patients to physicians -- Sexual contact between physicians and patients -- Secret information about patients -- Clinical research -- Section V. Conflicts of interest -- Overview of conflicts of interest -- Bedside rationing of health care -- Incentives for physicians to increase services -- Measures to control health care costs -- Gifts from drug companies -- Disclosing errors -- Impaired colleagues -- Ethical dilemmas students and house staff face -- Section VI. Ethical issues in clinical specialties -- Ethical issues in pediatrics -- Ethical issues in surgery -- Ethical issues in obstetrics and gynecology -- Ethical issues in psychiatry -- Ethical issues in organ transplantation -- Ethical issues in genomic medicine -- Ethical issues in public health emergencies -- Ethical issues in cross-cultural care.
Summary "Every day clinicians encounter ethical dilemmas that have a direct impact on patient care. This timely Fourth Edition will give you expert guidance in approaching a wide range of ethical dilemmas and developing an action plan even when competing points of view have equal merit. Most chapters include real-life sample cases that the author walks through, discussing the salient issues and how to approach them." "This useful resource is a must-read for medical students and practicing professionals at every level of experience!"--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Medical ethics.
ISBN 0781793793
OCLC number 234428907