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Ethics and law for the health professions

Author: Ian Kerridge; Michael Lowe; John McPhee
Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text has been widely used for training doctors, nurses and other health professionals throughout Australia and the Pacific and this new edition updates many topics to reflect events that have occurred since the first edition was published, as well as including subsequent changes in law and ethical thought.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Kerridge; Michael Lowe; John McPhee
ISBN: 1862875448 9781862875449
OCLC Number: 60346283
Description: xxii, 631 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction What is Ethics Ethical Theories and Concepts Relativism and Pluralism Introduction to Principle-Based Ethics Introduction to Law Clinical Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making The Student in the Health-Care Environment Professionalism and Standards of Care Professional Competence and the Issues of Negligence Veracity Assessing Competence Decision-Making for Non-Competent Adults and Children Consent Confidentiality and Record-Keeping Treatment and Non-Treatment Issues: The Limits of Medical Care CPR and No-CPR orders Nursing The Elderly The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health People with Mental Illness Euthanasia Post-Coma Unresponsiveness (Vegetative State) and Brainstem Death Organ Donation and Transplantation Genetics Abortion Assisted Reproductive Technology Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Biomedical Research Resource Allocation and Health Policy Public Health, HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases The Pharmaceutical Industry
Responsibility: Ian Kerridge, Michael Lowe, John McPhee.

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In 1979, the American authors Tom L Beauchamp and James F Childress published the first edition of Principles of Biomedical Ethics. They espoused the theory of what has come to be known as Read more...

 
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