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cover image - Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323328968
Publication Date: 11-18-2015
Page Count: 464
Imprint: Saunders
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Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

by Regina F. Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP and Ruth B. Purtilo, PhD, FAPTA

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,6th Edition
ISBN: 9780323328968
Publication Date: 11-18-2015
Page Count: 464
Imprint: Saunders
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Equip your students to recognize, understand, and resolve ethical problems in the workplace with Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions, 6th Edition. Ideal for programs in healthcare-related fields, this unique text gives students a solid foundation in basic ethical theory, the terms and concepts of ethics, and a wide assortment of current ethical issues. This new edition centers on the six-step decision-making process and includes expanded patient case studies and an increased emphasis on working within inter-professional care teams toward the resolution of ethical problems. With all of its tools and guidance, Ethical Dimensions gives your students the framework they need to make ethical and effective choices in the workplace.

    • UNIQUE! Process of ethical decision-making provides readers with an organizing framework to use in making the best decisions in the face of ethical problems.
    • Reflection boxes highlight important concepts and stimulate critical thinking.
    • Patient stories depict real-life situations and demonstrate the ethical decision-making process.
    • Summary boxes offer a quick review of the important information in each section.
    • Content on current laws and institutional policies make readers aware of their legal responsibilities as well as their ethical ones.
    • Questions for thought and discussion encourage readers to apply the ethical decision-making process to different situations.
    • NEW! Expanded patient stories include current innovations and issues in ethics.
    • NEW! Additional content on interprofessional team decision-making reflects an important expanding movement in healthcare nationally and internationally.
  • Section 1: Introduction to Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions
    1. Morality and Ethics: What They Are and Why They Matter
    2. The Ethical Goal of Professional Practice: A Caring Response
    3. Prototypes of Ethical Problems
    4. Ethics Theories and Approaches: Conceptual Tools for Ethical Decision Making
    5. A Six-Step Process of Ethical Decision Making
    Section 2: Ethical Dimensions of Professional Roles
    6. Surviving Professional Life Ethically
    7. Living Ethically as a Member of the Interprofessional Care Team
    8. Living Ethically Within Health Care Organizations
    Section 3: Ethical Dimensions of the Professional-Patient Relationship
    9. Honoring Confidentiality
    10. Communication and Information Sharing
    11. Informed Consent in Treatment and Clinical Research
    Section 4: Ethical Dimensions of Chronic and End-of-Life Care
    12. Ethical Issues in Chronic Care and Disability
    13. Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care
    Section 5: Ethical Dimensions of the Social Context of Health Care
    14. Distributive Justice: Clinical Sources of Claims for Health Care
    15. Compensatory and Social Justice: Societal Sources of Claims for Health Care
    16. Professionals as Good Citizens: Responsibility and Opportunity
  • Regina F. Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP, Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA and Ruth B. Purtilo, PhD, FAPTA, Professor Emerita, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts
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