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Ideal for all health care professionals, Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions, 5th Edition provides a solid foundation in basic ethical theory, the terms and concepts of ethics, and current ethical issues. Expert authors Ruth Purtilo and Regina Doherty outline a unique 6-step decision-making process as a guide to making effective choices that lead to a professional and caring response to patients. They also suggest practical approaches to commonly encountered clinical issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, information sharing, and end-of-life care. With this book, you will develop the skills you need to recognize, understand, and resolve ethical problems.
Section I: Introduction to Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions 1. Morality and Ethics: What are They and Why do 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 in Arriving at a Caring Response Section II: Ethical Dimensions of Professional Roles 6. Surviving Student Life Ethically 7. Surviving Professional Life Ethically 8. Living Ethically within Health Care Organizations 9. Living Ethically as a Member of the Health Care Team Section III: Ethical Dimensions of the Professional-Patient Relationship 10. Why Honor Confidentiality 11. Communication and Information Sharing 12. Informed Consent in Treatment and Clinical Research Section IV: Ethical Dimensions of Chronic and End of Life Care 13. Ethical Issues in Chronic Care 14. Ethical Issues in End of Life Care Section V: Ethical Dimensions of the Social Context of Health Care 15. Distributive Justice: Clinical Sources of Claims for Health Care 16. Compensatory and Social Justice: Societal Sources of Claims for Health Care 17. Professionals as Good Citizens: Responsibility and Opportunity