Table of Contents

Introduction
Ethical Theory

Is ethical reasoning part of everyday life?
What is ethics?
What is a moral issue?
What is a moral dilemma?
How do we resolve the conflicts do we need ethical theories?
Ethical theories: -
Utilitarianism
Act-utilitarianism
Rule-utilitarianism
Some criticisms of utilitarianism
Deontology:
Rational monism
Traditional deontology
Intuitionistic Pluralism
Another alternative?
Suggested reading
References
Bibliography

Part Two

Chapter One: Introduction to Part Two
References
Bibliography

Chapter Two: Ethical Dimensions of the Midwifes Role
Practitioner
Educator
Counsellor
Advisor
Friend

Chapter Three: Confidentiality
Case studies
Discussion of questions
Further discussions
Infringement of confidentiality
For whom is confidentiality/privacy important?
When do health care workers need to consider confidentiality?
Applying the theories
Suggested reading
References
Bibliography

Chapter Four: Accountability
Case study
Discussion of questions
Further discussion
FOR whom and what are midwives accountable?
TO whom are midwives accountable?
Applying the theories
Suggested reading
References
Bibliography

Chapter Five: Autonomy and Consent
Case study
Discussion of questions
Further discussion
Autonomy
Paternalism
Consent
Applying the theories
Suggested reading
References
Bibliography

Chapter Six: Conscientious Objection to Participation in Abortion
Case study
Discussion of questions
Further discussion
Applying the theories
Suggested reading
References
Bibliography

Chapter Seven: Assisted Conception
Case study
Discussion of questions
Further discussion
Applying the theories
Suggested r

Details

No. of pages:
204
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby Ltd.
Print ISBN:
9780723431725

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