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Health Care Ethics, 6th Edition

By Harold M. Baillie, John M. McGeehan, Thomas M. Garrett, Rosellen M. Garrett

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 26, 2012

Description

Provides students with tools to identify the problems in heath care.

 

Health Care Ethics is aclear, accessible text/reference that explores the full range of contemporary issues in health care ethics from a practical wisdom approach.  The authors present the fundamental concerns of modern medical ethics–-autonomy, beneficence, justice, and confidentiality-–and then provide analysis, cases, and insights from professional literature to discuss them.  Throughout, the discussion starts with larger issues or concepts and principles and then focuses on specific problems or complications.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Identify the problems in health care ranging from end of life issues to testing and research.
  • Develop a more well-rounded understanding of cultural traditions that are not a part of the mainstream discussion of American medical ethics.
  • Analyze the various views on health care ethics.

 

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Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 

1.  Brief Table of Contents

 

Part 1:            Principles of Health Care Ethics

Chapter 1:     Ethics, Professional Ethics, and Health Care Ethics

Chapter 2:     Principles of Autonomy and Informed Consent

Chapter 3:     Principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence

Chapter 4:     The Ethics of Distribution

Chapter 5:     Principles of Confidentiality and Truthfulness

 

Part 2:            PROBLEMS OF HEALTH CARE ETHICS

Chapter 6:     Professional Standards and Institutional Ethics

Chapter 7:     Ethical Problems of Death and Dying

Chapter 8:     Abortion and Maternal-Fetal Conflict

Chapter 9:     New Methods of Reproduction

Chapter 10:   The Ethics of Transplants

Chapter 11:   The Ethics of Testing and Screening

Chapter 12:   The Ethics of Biomedical Research

 


2. Full Table of Contents

 

Part 1:            Principles of Health Care Ethics

Chapter 1:     Ethics, Professional Ethics, and Health Care Ethics

Theories of Ethics

Key issues

Applied Ethics

The Professions and Professional Ethics

The Health Care Professions

Summary

 

Chapter 2:     Principles of Autonomy and Informed Consent

General Formulation

Patient Autonomy: Informed Consent

Paternalism: Weak and Strong

The Consent of Children, Adolescents, and Incompetent Patients

Exceptions in Emergencies

The Right to Refuse Treatment

Problems Areas

Summary

Cases for Analysis

 

Chapter 3:     Principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence

Introduction

Specifications of Beneficence

Specifications of Nonmaleficence

The Patient’s Obligation

The Health Care Provider’s Obligation

The Surrogate’s Obligation

Summary

Cases for Analysis

 

Chapter 4:     The Ethics of Distribution

Introduction

A Definition of Health and Disease

Theories and Their Limits

Microallocation: Individual and Institutional Rationing

Summary

Cases for Analysis

 

Chapter 5:     Principles of Confidentiality and Truthfulness

Introduction

Truthfulness

Confidentiality

Summary

Cases for Analysis

                  

 

Part 2:            PROBLEMS OF HEALTH CARE ETHICS

Chapter 6:     Professional Standards and Institutional Ethics

Introduction

Judging Quality

The Obligation to Police

Institutional Ethics

Ethics Committees

Competition and Institutional Ethics

Summary

Cases for Analysis

 

Chapter 7:     Ethical Problems of Death and Dying

Introduction

Ethics of the Patient

Health Care Providers and the Ethics of the Death of a Patient

Physician Initiatives

Cooperation with Active Suicide and Euthanasia

Surrogates and the Termination of Treatment

Summary

Cases for Analysis

 

Chapter 8:     Abortion and Maternal-Fetal Conflict

Introduction

Does the Fetus Have Rights: U.S. Law

The Definition and Types of Abortion

The Moral Status of the Fetus

The Autonomy of the Pregnant Woman

The Ethics of Abortion as a Social Phenomenon

Abortion and the Health Care Provider

Maternal-Fetal Conflict

Summary

Cases for Analysis

 

Chapter 9:     New Methods of Reproduction

Introduction

Artificial Insemination and the General Problem of Assisted Reproduction

In Vitro Fertilization

Surrogate Mothers

The Charge of Artificiality

The Ethics of the Health Care Provider

A Question of Distributive Justice

Summary

Cases for Analysis

 

Chapter 10:   The Ethics of Transplants

Introduction

The Ethics of Organ Donation

The Ethics of the Recipient

The Ethics of the Health Care Team

The Health Care Provider’s Ethics of Distribution

The Society’s Ethics of Distribution

Summary

Cases for Analysis

 

Chapter 11:   The Ethics of Testing and Screening

Introduction

Testing

Ethical Problems of Mass Screening

Summary

Cases for Analysis

 

Chapter 12:   The Ethics of Biomedical Research

Introduction

The Ethics of the Researcher

The Ethics of the User of Research Results

Fetal Research

Genetic Therapy

Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning

Summary

Cases for Analysis

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