Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-04-01
  • Publisher: W B Saunders Co

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The fourth edition of this bestselling title is designed to help you think critically and thoughtfully about ethical decisions you'll face in practice-in any health care discipline. Utilizing a unique 6-step decision making process designed by the author, this multi-disciplinary text provides an expert framework for making effective choices that lead to a professional and caring response to patients and clients.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions
Morality and Ethics: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?
The Ethical Goal of Professional Practice and Prototypes of Ethical Problems
Ethics Theories and Approaches: All You Need to Know
A Six-Step Process of Ethical Decision Making in Arriving at a Caring Response
Ethical Dimensions of Professional Roles
Surviving Student Life Ethically
Surviving Professional Life Ethically
Living Ethically within Health Care Organizations
Living Ethically as a Member of the Health Care Team
Ethical Dimensions of the Professional-Patient Relationship
Why Honor Confidentiality?
Why So Much Emphasis on Truth Telling?
Why Care About Informed Consent?
Ethical Dimensions of Chronic and End-of-Life Care
The Growing Ethical Challenges of Chronic and Long Term Care
Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care
Ethical Dimensions of the Social Context of Health Care
Distributive Justice: Clinical Sources of Claims for Health Care
Compensatory Justice: Social Sources of Claims for Health Care
Good Citizenship and Your Professional Role: Life As Opportunity
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