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Healthy Respect : Ethics in Health Care - R. S. Downie

Healthy Respect

Ethics in Health Care

Paperback

Published: 12th May 1994
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Health care professionals are becoming increasingly aware of the moral dilemmas fundamental to their work. Healthy Respect introduces and analyses the moral concepts and values of health care for all those working in the medical profession, in order that they may examine their own moral and value judgements and appreciate how they might be influenced by them at work. The topics covered include: consent, confidentiality, giving or withholding information, the economics of healthcare, terminal care, resuscitation, testing of drugs Written in a clear, easily accessible style, this book presents many questions, cases and exercises throughout which will stimulate thought and discussion in the reader making it highly suited to all those actively engaged in health care.

`Healthy Respect' aims at emphasising the moral and ethical problems that arise in everyday practice - "the dust of the arena." As a result the reader cannot fail to enjoy participating.' Alex Paton, British Medical Journal `excellent introduction to medical ethics ... Throughout the book, complex and sometimes difficult concepts are analysed lucidly and succinctly. The vocabulary and prose style are clear and simple, succeeding admirably in rendering the subject matter accessible and intelligible ... this highly recommended book is a perfect introduction to a wide range of topics. It is enjoyable and stimulating, and should be in every practice library.' B. Sweeney, British Journal of General Practice, May 1995 `an excellent, well-conceived and authoritatively-executed resource for students and teachers alike ... The style and tone bespeak the authors' own experience as teachers ... ideally suited to course-based students, and can firmly be recommended to them as indeed it can to the general reader looking for a secure introduction to the subject.' Martyn Evans, University of Wales, Swansea, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 21/6/95, December `This book has much to recommend it as a text for students and teachers ... this book is to be welcomed as a clearly written and accessible teaching resource.' Professor R. Chadwick, University of Central Lancashire, International Digest of Health Legislation, 1996, 47(2) `this is a very practical and relevant text, written by a moral philosopher and a clinician who have jointly taught ethics to health care workers ... They constantly challenge the reader to consaider alternative possibilities and arguments. This book would be useful for an individual to work through, or in any situation where a group is involved.' Michael Groome, Australian Catholic University, Austraslian Journal of Primary Health - Interchange, Vol. 3, Nos. 2 & 3, 1997 `This is a book that does not allow you simply to read it passively. It stimulates careful thought and enables the readers to find thier own moral ground to stand on. This is an interesting and informative book, especially for those who want to develop their views in order to work through the complex dilemmas we will meet all the time in the health care field,' Sphincter

Preface to second edition 1: Knowledge, skills, and values 2: Scientific understanding and decision-making 3: Moral values 4: Autonomy and respect 5: Embryos, persons and other human beings 6: Indidivual and group responsibility 7: Moral conflict and moral deficiency 8: Alternative views of human nature 9: Arguments 10: Learning and teaching moral values 11: Making contact and making decisions 12: Working together 13: A question of living 14: Quality of life 15: Health: the moral issues 16: A question of dying 17: A question of economics 18: Moral aspects of research 19: Quality in health care 20: Codes of ethics Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780192624086
ISBN-10: 0192624083
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 12th May 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.87  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised