Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine

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Clinical Ethics introduces the four-topics method of approaching ethical problems (i.e., medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features). Each of the four chapters represents one of the topics. In each chapter, the authors discuss cases and provide comments and recommendations. The four-topics method is an organizational process by which clinicians can begin to understand the complexities involved in ethical cases and can proceed to find a solution for each case.

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“The authors articulate a systematic method of case analysis for facing challenges in clinical ethics built upon what they refer to as the ‘four topics approach,’ neatly summarized on a single-page pullout reference card, providing easy portability of the method to the bedside... the authors provide numerous realistic case examples throughout, which help illustrate a number of the key concepts in the text…The authors have admirably updated their text with newer ethical concerns.” ( Journal of American Medical Association 2006-10-18)

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Make the right choice when facing the ethical issues that arise in clinical practice with this proven, trusted approach

Solve everyday ethical problems with:

  • The Four Topics Method: An easy approach used to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical problems in clinical medicine
  • Numerous concise, illustrative case examples
  • Current opinion on today's most controversial issues such as physician-assisted death, genetic testing and screening, and stem-celled transplantation
  • Ethical considerations in research trials, palliative care, and other growing medical areas
  • Practical coverage of all the important legal issues
  • One the most-trusted guides to ethical healthcare
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