Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

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This timely Fourth Edition offers clinicians expert guidance in approaching a wide range of ethical dilemmas and developing an action plan. Most chapters include real-life sample cases that the author walks through, discussing the salient issues and how to approach them. This edition includes a new chapter on ethical issues in cross-cultural medicine and new material on conscientious objection by physicians in reproductive health and other areas. Other topics addressed include disclosure of errors to patients, gifts to physicians from drug companies, involuntary psychiatric treatment, genomic medicine, and ethical issues during public health emergencies such as pandemics. The updated discussion of organ transplantation includes increasing the donor pool and non-heart beating donors.Parents may refuse interventions that have a very low likelihood of success and great adverse effects. 4. ... REFERENCES. 1 . Committee on Bioethics, American Academy of Pediatrics. Informed consent, parental permission, and assent inanbsp;...

Title:Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Author:Bernard Lo
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2012-01-03


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