Medical Ethics For Dummies - by Runzheimer & Larsen (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 9.24 Inches (H) x 7.37 Inches (W) x .81 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.24 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Ethics
Genre: Medical
Number of Pages: 384
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Format: Paperback
Author: Runzheimer & Larsen
Language: English
Street Date: November 19, 2010
TCIN: 85174463
UPC: 9780470878569
Item Number (DPCI): 247-61-7812
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Book Synopsis

A practical, insightful guide to the moral and ethical standards of healthcare

Succeeding in the healthcare field means more than just making a diagnosis and writing a prescription. Healthcare professionals are responsible for convincing patients and their family members of the best course of action and treatments to follow, while knowing how to make the right moral and ethical choices, and so much more. Unlike daunting and expensive texts, Medical Ethics For Dummies offers an accessible and affordable course supplement for anyone studying medical or biomedical ethics.
- Follows typical medical and biomedical ethics courses
- Covers real ethical dilemmas doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers may face
- Includes moral issues surrounding stem cell research, genetic engineering, euthanasia, and more
Packed with helpful information, Medical Ethics For Dummies arms aspiring medical professionals with the philosophical and practical foundation for advancing in a field where critical ethical and moral decisions need to be rapidly and convincingly made.

From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Guide patients and their families through treatment options and potential outcomes
  • Quickly and confidently make the right moral and ethical choices
  • Apply ethics to controversial issues

A practical, insightful guide to the ethical standards of healthcare

In your career as a medical professional, you'll be responsible for convincing patients and their family members of the best course of action and treatment to follow. Packed with helpful information, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the knowledge you need to make the best ethical decisions in various situations -- quickly and confidently.

  • Medical ethics 101 -- discover how to protect your patients' privacy, how to communicate with them, and your obligation to uphold their rights
  • Respect your patients' wishes -- find out how to work with patients who refuse medical care, disagree with your opinion, or have personal beliefs that limit the medical treatment they are willing to receive
  • The circle of life -- get guidance on how to apply medical ethics to topics such as abortion, parental involvement with minors, assisted reproduction, end-of-life care, and euthanasia
  • Advancing medical knowledge -- see what it takes to conduct ethical clinical research on animals and humans, what is required to enroll patients in clinical trials, and the ethical implications that arise in stem cell and genetic research

Open the book and find:

  • Principles that guide ethical medical decisions
  • The distinctions and connections between ethics and morality
  • Day-to-day ethical challenges in the life of a medical professional
  • Advice on how to finance a deal
  • Information about managing your practice and working with other healthcare providers
  • Advice for disclosing medical errors to patients and colleagues
  • Tips for talking to patients about vaccination and organ donation
  • High-profile ethics cases that have shaped the practice of medicine

About the Author

Jane Runzheimer, MD, is a family physician who has served on the Ethics Committee of Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Linda Johnson Larsen has written 24 books, many of which have an emphasis on health, and has been a patient advocate for her husband and several family members.

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