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 healthcare professionals. 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. Also new 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 healthcare professionals. Rather than focus on theory, t...

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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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

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: A Revolution in Learning 1. Ethics Matters: Principles and Ethically Sound Medicine I. Ethical Reasoning and Principles in Medicine II. Three Ethical Principles and Questions III. Resolving Ethical Dilemmas IV. 'Doing Right': A Decision Procedure for Clinical Ethics V. Applying the Ethics Decision-making Procedure 2. The Almost Revolution: Autonomy and Patient-based Care I. The Autonomy Principle II. The Case of Mrs Malette and Dr Shulman III. Choices: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly IV. Reduced Autonomy 3. No Man an Island: Confidentiality and Trust I. Confidentiality II. Control of Health Information III. Trade Secrets IV. Limits to Confidentiality 4. The Power to Heal: Truth, Lies, and Deception in Clinical Practice I. Truthtelling and Deception II. Some Reasons Not to Tell the Truth III. Some Reasons to Tell the Truth IV. Modern Law and the Profession V. The Changing Practice of Medicine VI. Some Exceptions to Truthtelling 5. The Power to Choose: Due Care and Informed Consent I. The Essence of Informed Consent II. Ethical Consent III. The Doctor Who Didn't: The Case of Mr Reibl versus Dr Hughes IV. The Essential Elements of Consent: When, Who, What, How? V. Exceptions to Consent 6. The Waning and Waxing Self: Capacity and Incapacity in Medical Care I. Assessing Capacity II. Treatment of the Vulnerable III. When Not to Rescue: Messrs Gallagher and Reid versus Dr Fleming IV. Failure to Care for Self V. Cases Involving Minors 7. Helping and Not Harming: Beneficence and Non-maleficence I. The Principles of Beneficence and Non-maleficence II. The 'Duty to Rescue' the Patient III. The Duty to Protect the Public IV. Minors and Necessary Medical Care V. Parental Requests for Treatment 8. Conduct Becoming: Medical Professionalism and Managing Error I. Professionalism in Health Care II. Professionals and the Drug Industry III. Boundaries and Crossings IV. The Error of Our Ways 9. Beyond the Patient: Doing Justice in Medical Care I. Justice in Everyday Medicine II. Minimal and Optimal Justice III. Medically Necessary Treatment IV. Practice Guidelines: A Solution for Just Medicine in Hard Times? V. The Health Professional's Master 10. Labour Pains: Ethics and New Life I. Birthing and Reproductive Choice II. In the Interest of the Child: Being Born and Living Life III. The New Age of Reproduction IV. Desperately Seeking Stem Cells 11. A Dark Wood: End-of-Life Decisions I. Allowing Death: The Right to Say No II. When No Means No III. Advance Directives IV. The Dying, the Dead, and the Almost Dead V. Physician-Assisted Death Conclusion: Where to Go From Here Index

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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