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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Lecturer in Philosophy of Medicine, Department of General Practice, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Theme Coordinator of Medical Ethics, Dundee Medical School, Ninewells, Dundee, UK Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; Medical Director, Center for Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Medical Advisor, Medical & Dental Defense Union of Scotland, Mackintosh House, Glasgow, UK