Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians by Philip C. HebertDoing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians by Philip C. Hebert

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

byPhilip C. Hebert

Paperback | March 3, 2014

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Now in its third edition, Doing Right offers healthcare trainees and practitioners alike a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to contemporary biomedical ethics. Taking an applied case study approach, this engaging text explores complex ethical issues through real-life scenarios, making itrelatable to all types of healthcare professionals.
Philip C. Hebert graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1984 and completed a Ph.D. in philosophy at York University in 1983. He is emeritus professor of family medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and chair of the research ethics board at Sunnybrook Health Science...
Title:Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and PhysiciansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:March 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199005524

ISBN - 13:9780199005529

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book for future doctors! I bought this book in order to prepare myself for medical school interviews and I have to say that it was very helpful! It really engages you into thinking outside the box about various ethical matters you would encounter in the medical field. The book provides many example cases and their discussions are very well formulated. This book is just amazing!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging Book Good primer for medical school interviews. Gets you in the habit of thinking about ethical issues from multiple perspectives. Want to get the most out of it? Read the scenario, cover the analysis, answer the scenario/think about your approach and compare with the sample discussion.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good for med school interviews, not good for real life While this book is a good primer on how to discuss ethics in the context of medical interviews, I would not want anybody treating my family to follow several of the ethical suggestions laid out in this book.
Date published: 2016-12-30

Table of Contents

CasesPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: A Revolution in Learning1. Ethics Matters: Doing Ethically Sound MedicineI. Ethical Reasoning and Principles in MedicineII. Three Ethical Principles and QuestionsIII. "Resolving" Ethical DilemmasIV. "Doing Right": A Decision-Making 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. Rights of Privacy, Confidential DutiesII. Professional RegulationsIII. Limits to ConfidentialityIV. Duty to Warn and ProtectV. The Digital Age4. The Power to Heal: Truth and Deception in Clinical PracticeI. On Not Telling the TruthII. The Truthtelling TaskIII. Modern Law and the ProfessionIV. The Changing Practice of MedicineV. Truthtelling's Exceptions5. 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 v Dr HughesIV. The Essential Elements of Consent: When, Who, What, HowV. Exceptions to Consent6. The Waning and Waxing Self: Capacity and Incapacity in Medical CareI. Attending to and Assessing CapacityII. Substitute Decision-Makers (SDM)III. Treatment of the VulnerableIV. When Not to RescueV. Failure to Care for SelfVI. Cases Involving Minors7. Helping and Not Harming: Beneficence and Non-maleficenceI. The Principles of Beneficence and Non-maleficenceII. The "Duty to Rescue" the PatientIII. Endangering One's SelfIV. In the Best Interests of MinorsV. Parental Requests for Treatment8. Conduct Becoming: Medical Professionalism and Managing ErrorI. Professionalism in HealthcareII. Professionals and the Drug IndustryIII. Boundaries and CrossingsIV. The Error of Our Ways9. Beyond the Patient: Doing Justice to JusticeI. Justice in Everyday MedicineII. Distributive JusticeIII. Medically Necessary TreatmentIV. The Role of Practice GuidelinesV. 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: Refusals by the PatientII. Advance DirectivesIII. Who is the Patient?IV. Lost SoulsV. Physician-Accelerated Death (PAD)12. Questions of Culture, Genetics, and ScienceI. Cultural ConnectionsII. All in the Genome?III. Ethical Regulation of ResearchIV. Some Questions and Answers Regarding ResearchConclusion: Going from HereNotesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"The reading style is very engaging and concise - far more palatable than some theoretically dense texts. The liberal use of case studies underscores the relevance to daily practice - something that medical students find very appealing." --Stacy Ackroyd-Stolarz, Dalhousie University