Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians

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Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians, Fifth Edition


Now in its Fifth Edition, this respected reference helps readers tackle the common and often challenging ethical issues that affect patient care. The book begins with a concise discussion of clinical ethics that provides the background information essential to understanding key ethical issues. Readers then explore a wide range of real-world ethical dilemmas, each accompanied by expert guidance on salient issues and how to approach them. The book’s two-color design improves retention of material for visual learners. An accompanying website lets readers access the full text, along with features designed to reinforce understanding and test knowledge.


New to the Fifth Edition:
This edition includes new discussions of ethical issues as they relate to clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based medicine, electronic medical records, genetic testing, and opioid prescription. The book also includes an increased focus on ethical issues in ambulatory care. Readers will also find more detailed analysis of cases, more examples of ethical reasoning, more highlight pages relating clinical ethics to emergency medicine, oncology, palliative care, and family medicine. Also new are discussions of quality improvement and use of advance care planning rather than advance directives.

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"This one is uniquely valuable to three groups: early-career clinicians, students and residents, and ethics committee members. The cases and explanatory material are easy to understand, can provide the foundation for fruitful classroom discussion, and may also provide analytical frameworks for approaching real-life ethical dilemmas. In particular, the chapter on confusing ethical distinctions is critical in fulfilling the book's explicit goal of providing examples of "how to think through and resolve difficult cases."""This edition is an update and clarification of previous editions of this extremely useful book. "
   Doody's Review (September 2013)
   Tyler S Gibb, JD, PhD(c)(UCLA Health Ethics Center)

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