Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians, 5th Edition

  • Bernard Lo
  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469826062
  • ISBN-13: 9781469826066
  • DDC: 174.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Now in its Fifth Edition, this respected reference helps readers tackle the common and often challenging ethical issues that affect patient care. The book begins with a concise discussion of clinical ethics that provides the background information essential to understanding key ethical issues. Readers then explore a wide range of real-world ethical dilemmas, each accompanied by expert guidance on salient issues and how to approach them. The book's two-color design improves retention of material for visual learners. An accompanying website lets readers access the full text, along with features designed to reinforce understanding and test knowledge.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the First Edition.
Preface to the Fifth Edition.
1: Fundamentals of Clinical Ethics.
2: An Approach to Ethical Dilemmas in Patient Care.
3: Overview of Ethical Guidelines.
4: Informed Consent.
5: Promoting the Patient's Best Interests.
6: Confidentiality.
7: Avoiding Deception and Nondisclosure.
8: Keeping Promises.
9: Shared Decision Making.
10: An Approach to Decisions about Clinical Interventions.
11: Futile Interventions.
12: Decision-Making Capacity.
13: Refusal of Treatment by Competent, Informed Patients.
14: Standards for Decisions When Patients Lack Decision-Making Capacity.
15: Surrogate Decision Making.
16: Persistent Disagreements Over Care.
17: Decisions about Life-Sustaining Interventions.
18: Confusing Ethical Distinctions.
19: Ethics Consultations and Ethics Committees.
20: Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Orders.
21: Tube Feedings.
22: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Active Euthanasia.
23: The Persistent Vegetative State.
24: Determination of Death.
25: Legal Rulings on Life-Sustaining Interventions.
26: The Doctor–Patient Relationship.
27: Overview of the Doctor–Patient Relationship.
28: Refusal to Care for Patients.
29: Gifts from Patients to Physicians.
30: Sexual Contact between Physicians and Patients.
31: Secret Information about Patients.
32: Clinical Research.
33: Conflicts of Interest.
34: Overview of Conflicts of Interest.
35: Bedside Rationing of Health Care.
36: Incentives for Physicians to Increase Services.
37: Measures to Control Health Care Costs.
38: Gifts from Drug Companies.
39: Disclosing Errors.
40: Impaired Colleagues.
41: Ethical Dilemmas Students and House Staff Face.
42: Ethical Issues in Clinical Specialties.
43: Ethical Issues in Pediatrics.
44: Ethical Issues in Surgery.
45: Ethical Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
46: Ethical Issues in Psychiatry.
47: Current Controversies.
48: Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation.
49: Ethical Issues in Genomic Medicine.
50: Ethical Issues in Public Health Emergencies.
51: Ethical Issues in Cross-Cultural Care.
52: Ethical Issues in Digital Health Information.
Cases for Discussion.