Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide For Clinicians

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  • Publish Date: 2009-01-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Bernard Lo MD

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Every day clinicians encounter ethical dilemmas that have a direct impact on patient care. This timely Fourth Edition gives 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.

Highlights of this edition include:

  • A new chapter on ethical issues in cross-cultural medicine
  • New material addressing conscientious objection by physicians, with particular reference to reproductive health and caring for underserved populations
  • Revised sections on 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
  • Updates on organ transplantation including increasing the donor pool and non-heart beating donors
  • Updated references throughout
  • A summary of key points at the end of each chapter

A companion Website includes instant fully searchable text. This useful resource is a must-read for medical students and practicing professionals at every level of experience.

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