Ethics in Clinical Practice : An Inter-Professional Approach book cover
1st Edition

Ethics in Clinical Practice
An Inter-Professional Approach

ISBN 9780132018272
Published July 26, 2007 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

An easy to understand text, which at the same time reflects contemporary health care practice, emphasising inter-professional care and cultural sensitivity to clients or patients. 

Discussing common ethical problems in all aspects of interdisciplinary clinical practice and presents both sides of any ethical issue.

Case studies throughout make ethical issues applied and relevant to your clinical practice, so that you can understand how you can apply ethics in everyday situations including Primary Care, Mental Health, Complex Care

The book is packed with activities and pointers on professional development, and contains advice on keeping a reflective journal.

Table of Contents

1. Start at ‘Go’ /Introduction 2. Learning to understand ethical issues and problems  3. Where did you get your values and beliefs? 4. Being part of a team: Interdisciplinary care  5. The relationship of ethics to the Western Tradition of philosophy  6. Eastern philosophy, ethics, religions, and care  7.  Client and patients’ rights and vulnerable people  8. Ideas for decision-making when ethical problems are involved  9. Who gets what? The allocation of resources  10. ‘Why do they make me suffer?’ The ethical problems of pain and resuscitation  11.  How to do ethical health research  12. Feminine and Masculine Sexuality  13. The experiences of illness and loss  14. Ethical problems in Primary Health Care  15. Ethical problems in Mental Health and Psychiatric care  16. Complex Care: Emergency Department, Perioperative Suite, and ICU and CCU units  17. It isn’t easy, but it is essential!

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