Peter A. Singer.
Title Bioethics At The Bedside: A Clinician's Guide
Binding Paper back
Book Condition Excellent-Nearly fine
Jacket Condition Not issued
Size 8.9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
Publisher Toronto: Canadian Medical Association 1999
0920169317 / 9780920169315
Seller ID 0000253
Physicians encounter ethical issues every day of their working lives. What constitutes informed patient consent? How far does the duty of confidentiality extend? How should children be involved in treatment decisions? How should physicians respond when patients demand inappropriate treatment? How can scare resources be allocated fairly? How is a conflict of interest defined? "Bioethics at the Bedside" provides a much-needed resource for physicians faced with questions such as these. Using case examples as a basis for discussion, each chapter examines key concepts from the vantage point of ethics, law and policy and demonstrates how ethical theory can be integrated into practice. Written by interdisciplinary teams of experts and edited by Dr. Peter Singer, one of Canada's most prominent bioethicists, this volume is an authoritative and highly readable reference for practising physicians, medical students and educators, and for any health care professional concerned with the ethics of clinical practice and the quality of patients care.
Medical ethics; Bioethics.