Key Features

  • Patient Cases introduce the patient’s point of view to illustrate key principles and encourage a more personal connection.
  • Reflections boxes challenge you to apply critical thinking skills and your personal experience to different scenarios.
  • Questions for Thought and Discussion at the end of each section help you apply your knowledge to a variety of situations.
  • Interdisciplinary approach addresses basic issues that apply to many different healthcare disciplines.
  • Strategies for effective communication are shown with patient examples and scenarios, applied to patients of all ages and with various levels of physical and emotional impairment.
  • An emphasis on respect and ethics sets up a basis for building positive relationships with patients.

Table of Contents

Part I: Creating a Context of Respect
1. Respect: The Difference it Makes                                               
2. Respect in the Organizational Settings of Health Care                 
3. Respect in a Diverse Society                                          
Part II: Respect for Yourself
4. Respect for Yourself during Your Student Years                                  
5. Respect for Yourself in Your Professional Capacity                                
Part III: Respect for the Patient’s Situation
6. Respect for Challenges Facing Patients                                                                            
7. Respect for the Patient’s Significant Re

Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455728978
eBook ISBN:
9780323291545
Print ISBN:
9781455728985

About the authors

Ruth Purtilo

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emerita of Ethics, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA; John Marsh Visiting Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Amy Haddad

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Regina Doherty

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA; Senior Occupational Therapist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA