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Ethics and Law for the Health Professions : 4th Edition - Ian Kerridge

Ethics and Law for the Health Professions

4th Edition

Paperback Published: 28th March 2013
ISBN: 9781862879096
Number Of Pages: 1232

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 Ethics and Law for the Health Professions is a cross-disciplinary, medico-legal book whose previous editions have been widely used by students, teachers and practitioners in the health professions and in law.

This fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated to take account of developments in law, biomedical science, healthcare delivery and bioethics. Sections dealing with critical reasoning, problem solving, professionalism, negligence, standards of care, public health and the emerging biosciences have been considerably expanded and entirely new chapters dealing with sexuality, culture, rural health, evidence and global health have been added.

As with previous editions, the fourth edition of Ethics and Law for the Health Professions focuses on issues that are relevant both to clinicians and to health-policy-makers. It combines insights from philosophy, bioethics and the health social sciences, biomedical research data and case law. Importantly, this book recognises that health professionals must understand both the ethical and legal implications of their practice - but is careful to distinguish between the two.

This book provides an invaluable resource for those who are responsible for the design and delivery of health care and for those who have an interest in how health care can best meet the needs and reflect the values of the community.

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This new edition also has the most sophisticated model for ethical problem solving in clinical medicine that I have seen — a neat attempt to distil the best from existing models in use in the United States clinical ethics industry. The authors, Ian Kerridge and Cameron Stewart of the University of Sydney's Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, and Northern Territory community geriatrician Michael Lowe, are more than qualified for the job. Stewart's legal radar is spot on, with laser-sharp analysis, and Kerridge and Lowe give full rein to their imagination, drawing in material from a dizzying array of sources. Most of all, this book is that greatest rarity — a standard text that is a page turner, a cracking read that quotes from the Blwgavad Gita, and contains a Henry Lawson poem, in full. Read full review... - W Peter Saul, Medical Journal of Australia, Vol 199, No 7, 2013

Part 1: Introduction to Ethics and Law
What is Ethics?
Ethical Theories and Concepts
Relativism and Pluralism
Introduction to Law

Part 2: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Ethics and Law
Critical Thinking in Biomedical Ethics and Law
Evidence, Health, Ethics and Law
Principle-based Ethics
Problem Solving in Clinical Ethics and Law

Part 3: Core Topics in Ethics and Health Law
Trust, Standards of Care, Error and Negligence
The Student in the Health-Care Environment
Truth-Telling (Veracity)
Confidentiality and Record-Keeping
Impairments of Decision-Making Capacity
Treatment and Non-Treatment Issues: The Limits of Medical Care
CPR and No-CPR Orders
People with Mental Illness
The Elderly
End-of-Life Care: Palliative Care, Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
The Donation and Transplantation of Organs and Tissues
Post-Coma Unresponsiveness and Brain Death
Biomedical Research
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Drugs and Drug Companies

Part 4: Health Ethics, Law and Society
Public Health
Infectious Diseases
Ethics and Chronic Disease
Rural Health and Ethics
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Global Health
Resource Allocation
Health Care, Animals and the Environment

Part 5: The Challenge of Emerging Technologies
Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Biotechnology and the Emergent Biosciences

ISBN: 9781862879096
ISBN-10: 1862879095
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1232
Published: 28th March 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.7  x 5.5
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition

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