Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Paperback | October 1, 1994

byR. S. Downie, K. C. Calman, Ruth A. K. Schrock

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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 andvalue 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.

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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 andvalue judgements and appreciate how they might...

R. S. Downie is at University of Glasgow. K. C. Calman is at Department of Health, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192624083

ISBN - 13:9780192624086

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Table of Contents

Preface to second edition1. Knowledge, skills, and values2. Scientific understanding and decision-making3. Moral values4. Autonomy and respect5. Embryos, persons and other human beings6. Indidivual and group responsibility7. Moral conflict and moral deficiency8. Alternative views of human nature9. Arguments10. Learning and teaching moral values11. Making contact and making decisions12. Working together13. A question of living14. Quality of life15. Health: the moral issues16. A question of dying17. A question of economics18. Moral aspects of research19. Quality in health care20. Codes of ethicsBibliographyIndex

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" 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 thecomplex dilemmas we will meet all the time in the health care field," Sphincter