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Health care ethics : a guide for decision makers

Author: Gary R Anderson; Valerie A Glesnes-Anderson
Publisher: Rockville, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 1987.
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The purpose of this book is to assist health care professionals in understanding some of the complex contemporary issues that they confront and to provide guidance in making decisions. These issues are described and analyzed in the context of philosophical principles and methods in language that is understandable to the professional who is unfamiliar with the study of philosophy and ethics.-from Preface.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Health care ethics.
Rockville, Md. : Aspen Publishers, 1987
(OCoLC)755042816
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary R Anderson; Valerie A Glesnes-Anderson
ISBN: 0871896303 9780871896308
OCLC Number: 15252929
Notes: "An Aspen publication."
Description: xvii, 365 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ethics in health care / Walter J. McNerney --
A practical guide to legal considerations in ethical issues / Jennifer A. Stiller --
Applying philosophy to ethical dilemmas / Sylvia R. Wenston --
Health care managers' values and decision making / Luke Gregory --
Access to health care / Fredrick R. Abrams --
DRGs and the rationing of health care / E. Richard Brown --
Organ procurement and transplantation / David A. Ogden --
Quality of life as a criterion for allocation of life-sustaining tratment: the case of hemodialysis / Carol Estwing Ferrans --
Refusal of treatment: rights, reasons, responses / Robert L. Schwartz --
Withdrawing or withholding treatment / Joseph W. Kukura and Gary R. Anderson --
The definition of death: actions by states and courts that frame decision making / Karen Rose Koppel Kaunitz, Andrew Moss Kaunitz, and Barbara Sue Koppel --
Paternalism / Gary R. Anderson --
A practical approach to the doctrine of informed consent / J. Phillip O'Brien, Michael R. Callahan, and Jamie A. Savaiano --
Confidentiality of patient record information / William H. Roach, Jr. and Susan N. Chernoff --
Institutional ownership as an ethical issue / Kevin D. O'Rourke --
Ethics and health care: the importance of the profit motive / Michael D. Bromberg and Thomas G. Goodwin --
Conflict of interest in health care / K. Bruce Stickler and Mark D. Nelson --
Discharging patients: limiting length of stay in a cost-conscious and resource-limited environment / Valerie A. Glesnes-Anderson and Ruth L. Garvey --
Whistle-blowing: a problem of values in the workplace / Leah L. Curtin --
The role and structure of hospital ethics committees / George A. Kanoti and Janicemarie K. Vinicky --
The role of an ethicist in health care / Terrence F. Ackerman --
Professional codes and ethical decision making / Susan R. Peterson --
Ethical decision making and the health administrator / Marc D. Hiller.
Responsibility: edited by Gary R. Anderson, Valerie A. Glesnes-Anderson.

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The purpose of this book is to assist health care professionals in understanding some of the complex contemporary issues that they confront and to provide guidance in making decisions. These issues are described and analyzed in the context of philosophical principles and methods in language that is understandable to the professional who is unfamiliar with the study of philosophy and ethics.-from Preface.

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