Surgical Ethics

Hardcover | April 1, 1998

EditorLaurence B. McCullough, James W. Jones, Brody, Baruch A.

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The first textbook on the subject, this is a practical, clinically comprehensive guide to ethical issues in surgical practice, research, and education written by some of the most prominent figures in the fields of surgery and bioethics. Discussions of informed consent, confidentiality, andadvance directives--core concepts integral to every surgeon-patient relationship--open the volume. Seven chapters tackle the ethical issues in surgical practice, covering the full range of surgical patients--from emergency, acute, high-risk, and elective patients, to poor surgical risk and dyingpatients. The book even considers the special relationship between the surgeon and patients who are family members or friends. Chapters on surgical research and education address innovation, self-regulation in practice and research, and the prevention of unwarranted bias. Two chapters focus on the multidisciplinary nature of surgery, including the relationships between surgery and other medical specialties and theobligations of the surgeon to other members of the surgical team. The economic dimensions of surgery, especially within managed care, are addressed in chapters on the surgeons financial relationships with patients, conflicts of interest, and relationships with payers and institutions. The authors donot engage in abstract discussions of ethical theory; instead, their discussions are always directly relevant to the everyday concerns of practicing surgeons. This well-integrated volume is intended for practicing surgeons, medical educators, surgical residents, bioethicists, and medicalstudents.

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The first textbook on the subject, this is a practical, clinically comprehensive guide to ethical issues in surgical practice, research, and education written by some of the most prominent figures in the fields of surgery and bioethics. Discussions of informed consent, confidentiality, andadvance directives--core concepts integral to e...

Laurence B. McCullough, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine, Community Medicine and Medical Ethics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He is also the author, with Frank A. Chervenak, of Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OUP, 1994). James W. Jones, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Surgery, Cell Biology and Medical Ethics at Baylor ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.29 × 6.18 × 1.42 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Paul A. Ebert (American College of Surgeons, Chicago): ForewordPrefaceLaurence B. McCullough, James W. Jones, and Baruch A. Brody (all at Baylor College of Medicine): 1. Principles and Practice of Surgical Ethics Laurence B. McCullough, James W. Jones, and Baruch A. Brody: 2. Informed Consent: Autonomous Decision Making of the Surgical PatientMary Faith Marshall and C.D. Smith, III (both at Medical University of South Carolina): 3. Confidentiality in Surgical PracticeStuart J. Younger and Jerry M. Shuck (both at Case Western Reserve): 4. Advance Directives and the Determination of DeathKenneth L. Mattox and H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr. (both at Baylor College of Medicine): 5. Emergency Patients: Serious Moral Choices, with Limited Time, Information, and Patient ParticipationRobert M. Arnold (University of Pittsburgh), Byers W. Shaw (University of Nebraska), and Ruth Purtilo (Creighton University): 6. The Acute, High-Risk Patient: The Case of TransplantationJeremy Sugarman and Robert Harland (both at Duke University): 7. Acute Yet Non-Emergent PatientsAndrew Lustig and Peter Scardino (both at Baylor College of Medicine): 8. Elective PatientsAmir Halevy and John C. Baldwin (both at Baylor College of Medicine): 9. The Poor Surgical Risk PatientStephen Wear, Robert Milch (both at SUNY, Buffalo), and W. Lynn Weaver (Morehouse School of Medicine): 10. Care of the Dying PatientJonathan D. Moreno (University of Virginia) and Frank E. Lucente (SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn): 11. Patients Who are Family Members, Friends, Colleagues, Family Members of ColleaguesJoel E. Frader (Northwestern University) and Donna A. Caniano (Ohio State University): 12. Research and Innovation in SurgeryLoretta M. Kopelman, Donald R. Lannin, and Arthur E. Kopelman (all at East Carolina University): 13. Preventing and Managing Unwarranted Biases against PatientsR. Scott Jones (both at University of Virginia) and John C. Fletcher: 14. Self-Regulation of Surgical Practice and ResearchNancy S. Jecker and Margaret D. Allen (both at University of Washington): 15. Surgery and Other Medical SpecialtiesRuth Purtilo (Creighton University), W. Byers Shaw (University of Nebraska) Robert Arnold (University of Pittsburgh): 16. Obligations of Surgeons to Non-Physician Team Members and TraineesKenneth V. Iserson and Bruce E. Jarrell (both at University of Arizona): 17. Financial Relationships with PatientsGeorge Khushf and Robert Gifford (both at University of South Carolina): 18. Understanding, Assessing, and Managing Conflicts of InterestKevin Wm. Wildes and Robert B. Wallace (both at Georgetown University): 19. Relationships with Payers and Institutions that Manage and Deliver Patient Services

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"Edited and written by teams of well-known surgeons and ethicists, this book achieves an uncommon balance between clinical concerns and philosophical principles."--Religious Studies Review