Medical ethics is a topic of increased importance in the medical school curriculum, and this textbook provides a wealth of knowledge aimed specifically at medical students rather than experienced practitioners. Realistic case studies introduce the discussion in each chapter, making this text highly suitable for case-based courses. This text includes practical coverage of all the issues likely to be of concern to students during their medical careers.
- Tailors coverage to meet the needs of medical students rather than experienced practitioners.
- Uses case-based scenarios for realistic learning.
- Covers the issues most likely to be of concern to students during their medical careers:
- informed consent and refusal of treatment
- antenatal screening
- advanced directives
- negligence and malpractice
- new genetics
- rationing of health care
2. Ethical theories
3. Clinical relationships
4. Rights of patients, practitioners, and society
6. The end of life
7. The value of life: Who decides and how?
8. Medical audit and medical research
9. Human reproduction and new reproductive technologies
10. Rationing and rationality: Issues in scarce resource allocation
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- © Saunders Ltd. 2003
- 18th November 2002
- Saunders Ltd.
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