The most trusted and reader-friendly guide on how to make the right decisions when facing ethical issues in clinical practice
Clinical Ethics teaches healthcare providers how to effectively identify, evaluate, and resolve ethical issues in clinical medicine. Using the author’s acclaimed “four box” approach and numerous illustrative case examples, the book enables practitioners to gain a better understanding of the complexities involved in ethical cases and demonstrates how to find a solution for each case study.
Clinical Ethics goes beyond theory to offer a solid decision-making strategy applicable to real-world practice. Readers will learn an easy-to-apply system based on simple questions about medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features that clearly explain clinical ethics and help them formulate a sound diagnosis and treatment strategy. The case examples have been especially selected to demonstrate how principles apply to everyday practice.
The eighth edition has been extensively revised to reflect the latest challenges, such as the those involving medical data, legal issues, the unrepresented patient, and problems of continuity and discharge