Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians

Paperback | September 25, 2008

byPhilip C. Hebert

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This second edition of Philip Hebert's Doing Right offers healthcare trainees and practitioners alike a comprehensive, usable guide to biomedical ethics today. Like its predecessor, this text works through questions of moral principles relevant to a diverse and growing number of healthcareprofessionals. Rather than focus on theory, the text takes an applied, case-study based approach that makes complex ethical issues real and relatable. Updates to this edition include new discussions on reproductive technology and reproductive choice, medical professionalism, and managing error. Alsonew are thoroughly updated references, expanded theoretical coverage, and case studies that reflect team ethics. This is an ideal text for second-and third-year one-semester ethics courses offered in medical schools, health sciences departments, and nursing programs.

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This second edition of Philip Hebert's Doing Right offers healthcare trainees and practitioners alike a comprehensive, usable guide to biomedical ethics today. Like its predecessor, this text works through questions of moral principles relevant to a diverse and growing number of healthcareprofessionals. Rather than focus on theory, the...

Philip C. Hebert is a family physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He currently chairs the Research Ethics Board and acts as a bioethics consultant for the hospital. In addition, he is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.58 inPublished:September 25, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195428412

ISBN - 13:9780195428414

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Invaluable Strategies and Considerations Dr. Hebert offers a fair and balanced perspective on the difficulties and remedies associated with modern medicine. The real and didactic cases presented in this work not only highlight the legal and professional controversies of ethical patient care, but also evoke contemplative thought on the moral, emotional, social and psychological issues that challenge medical practitioners in their daily practice. This book is an excellent review for the adaptive professional and an indispensable resource those beginning their career in patient-based medical care.
Date published: 2011-02-17

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: A Revolution in Learning1. Ethics Matters: Principles and Ethically Sound MedicineI. Ethical Reasoning and Principles in MedicineII. Three Ethical Principles and QuestionsIII. Resolving Ethical DilemmasIV. 'Doing Right': A Decision Procedure for Clinical EthicsV. Applying the Ethics Decision-making Procedure2. The Almost Revolution: Autonomy and Patient-based CareI. The Autonomy PrincipleII. The Case of Mrs Malette and Dr ShulmanIII. Choices: The Good, the Bad, and the UglyIV. Reduced Autonomy3. No Man an Island: Confidentiality and TrustI. ConfidentialityII. Control of Health InformationIII. Trade SecretsIV. Limits to Confidentiality4. The Power to Heal: Truth, Lies, and Deception in Clinical PracticeI. Truthtelling and DeceptionII. Some Reasons Not to Tell the TruthIII. Some Reasons to Tell the TruthIV. Modern Law and the ProfessionV. The Changing Practice of MedicineVI. Some Exceptions to Truthtelling5. The Power to Choose: Due Care and Informed ConsentI. The Essence of Informed ConsentII. Ethical ConsentIII. The Doctor Who Didn't: The Case of Mr Reibl versus Dr HughesIV. The Essential Elements of Consent: When, Who, What, How?V. Exceptions to Consent6. The Waning and Waxing Self: Capacity and Incapacity in Medical CareI. Assessing CapacityII. Treatment of the VulnerableIII. When Not to Rescue: Messrs Gallagher and Reid versus Dr FlemingIV. Failure to Care for SelfV. Cases Involving Minors7. Helping and Not Harming: Beneficence and Non-maleficenceI. The Principles of Beneficence and Non-maleficenceII. The 'Duty to Rescue' the PatientIII. The Duty to Protect the PublicIV. Minors and Necessary Medical CareV. Parental Requests for Treatment8. Conduct Becoming: Medical Professionalism and Managing ErrorI. Professionalism in Health CareII. Professionals and the Drug IndustryIII. Boundaries and CrossingsIV. The Error of Our Ways9. Beyond the Patient: Doing Justice in Medical CareI. Justice in Everyday MedicineII. Minimal and Optimal JusticeIII. Medically Necessary TreatmentIV. Practice Guidelines: A Solution for Just Medicine in Hard Times?V. The Health Professional's Master10. Labour Pains: Ethics and New LifeI. Birthing and Reproductive ChoiceII. In the Interest of the Child: Being Born and Living LifeIII. The New Age of ReproductionIV. Desperately Seeking Stem Cells11. A Dark Wood: End-of-Life DecisionsI. Allowing Death: The Right to Say NoII. When No Means NoIII. Advance DirectivesIV. The Dying, the Dead, and the Almost DeadV. Physician-Assisted DeathConclusion: Where to Go From HereIndex

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"This outstanding introdution to ethical complexities using myriad cases to illustrate the complexity of ethical reasoning" --Dr Mona Gupta, Toronto, ON in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Sept 21, 2010, 182:1454