A unique structured approach to solving ethical issues that arise in daily clinical practice A Doody's Core Title for 2011! Clinical Ethics teaches the widely-known Four-Topics Method to help you make the right choice when facing complex ethical questions and dilemmas encountered during everyday patient care. You 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 helps you formulate a sound diagnosis and treatment strategy. Goes beyond theory to offer a solid decision-making strategy applicable to real-world practice Numerous clinical case examples link principles to everyday practice--many new to this edition Practical coverage of important legal issues Ethical considerations in palliative care, medically assisted death, clinical research, and other timely issues Perfect for students, trainees, clinicians, ethics committee members, nurses, and patients Handy four-topics chart pullout card The content you need to make the right choice: Introduction; Medical Intervention; Patient Preferences; Quality of Life; Contextual Features.
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