Ethical Choices: Case Studies for Medical Practice

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Lois Snyder
ACP Press, 2005 - Medical - 188 pages
Ethical Choices is a concise guide to clinical action. Each of its case studies on clinical ethics, research ethics, and professionalism issues, all developed by the Ethics and Human Rights Committee of the American College of Physicians, presents an ethical dilemma relevant to daily practice, considers the possible responses of the physician and the motivations behind them, and elucidates the ethical course of action in this difficult situation. Patients and physicians alike will welcome this expanded edition of a now standard work.
 

Contents

The Clinical Encounter
2
Should Doctors Treat Their Relatives?
9
When Patients Want Alternative Therapies
15
The Ethical Dilemma of Genetic Testing
22
Talking About Organ Procurement When A Patient Dies
28
Comfort and
41
Ethics and Elder Neglect
48
The Older Impaired Driver
70
Medicines Collective Obligations
105
IndustrySponsored Trials and Community Doctors
112
A Job for Physicians?
119
Ethics and Medicaid Patients
130
The Duty to Treat HIVPositive Patients
136
The Impaired Colleague
143
Medical Residents Attendings and Mistakes
154
Financial Incentives and Physician DecisionMaking
169

Referrals and Patient Wishes
77
Do You Need to Tell Patients About Mistakes?
87
Disclosure of Errors and the Threat of Malpractice
94
Pharmaceutical Industry Support of Continuing
176
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