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AuthorLoewy, Erich H. author
TitleTextbook of Healthcare Ethics [electronic resource] / by Erich H. Loewy
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2002
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Descript XVI, 309 p. 1 illus. online resource


Here, Erich H. Loewy expands on his earlier book Textbook of Medical Ethics (1989) offering healthcare workers and students a new perspective on ethical practice. Textbook of Healthcare Ethics focuses on the social conditions in which medical practice occurs and how ethical healthcare decisions involves nurses, social workers, psychologists, technicians, and patients as well as physicians. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition addresses historical and theoretical underpinnings and practical concerns. A series of case studies serve as a guideline for further discussion. The text examines provocative issues such as organ donation, care of the terminally ill, abortion, HIV-positive healthcare professionals, physician-assisted suicide, and experimentation with fetal tissue. This is an ideal book for all members of the healthcare team as well as students and residents in any discipline of medicine


Historical Introduction -- Theoretical Considerations -- Fallibility and the Problem of Blameworthiness in Medicine -- The Ongoing Dialectic between Autonomy and Responsibility in a Pluralist World -- Ethical Problems Approaches and Alternatives -- Patients, Society, and Healthcare Professionals -- The AIDS Paradigm -- Organ Donation -- Problems in the Care of the Terminally Ill -- Problems at the Beginning of Life -- Problems of Macroallocation -- โ{128}{156}Solvingโ{128}{157} Ethical Problems

Medicine Ethics General practice (Medicine) Public health Internal medicine Epidemiology Medicine & Public Health Internal Medicine General Practice / Family Medicine Public Health Epidemiology Medicine/Public Health general Ethics


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