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Making sense of medical ethics : a hands-on guide

Author: Alan G Johnson; Paul R V Johnson
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Oxford University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to the principles of medical ethics, as applied to the everyday care of patients, the development of novel therapies and the undertaking of pioneering basic medical research.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan G Johnson; Paul R V Johnson
ISBN: 9780340925591 0340925590
OCLC Number: 154879263
Description: xii, 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
1. What is it all about? --
2. Myths and misunderstandings --
3. How can ethical guidance be found? --
4. Values --
the moral basis of medical ethics --
5. Ethics in conflict --
is a consensus possible? --
6. Law and ethics --
7. Autonomy and consent --
8. Beneficence --
9. Confidentiality --
10. Justice and fairness --
11. Truth and integrity --
12. Competing ethical principles : deciding priorities --
13. Forming ethical pathways --
14. Ethical pathways in practice --
15. Ethical survival guide for medical students --
16. What makes an ethical doctor? --
Further reading and references --
Index.
Responsibility: Alan G. Johnson, Paul R.V. Johnson.

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