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1st Edition

A Problem-Based Approach

ISBN 9780429234132
Published April 29, 2003 by Routledge
472 Pages

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Book Description

Due to the changing nature of the practice of pharmacy, today's pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, and researchers are faced with an increasing amount of ethical dilemmas. Pharmacoethics: A Problem Based Approach not only introduces the current ethical issues, it also provides decision making tools that can be applied to any ethical issue that may arise in the future.

The authors have identified seven clinical and research ethical competencies that pharmacists will face in their practice: professional responsibility, patient's rights, privacy and confidentiality, truth telling, reproductive ethics, distributive justice, and research ethics. They present 18 problem-based learning cases drawn from the literature and developed around these competencies. These cases use ill-structured ethical problems to demonstrate the types of dilemmas found in modern pharmaceutical practice and help readers acquire the critical decision making and communication skills they need to deal with them.

Unlike most texts that concentrate only on ethical principles and ethical decision-making, this book goes a step further. It demonstrates how to use motivational interviewing techniques to work through difficult ethical situations and attain a positive clinical, behavioral, and social outcome. Exploring issues that range from professional responsibility to patient's rights, Pharmacoethics: A Problem Based Approach provides a framework for developing the critical set of patient-related skills necessary for the practice of pharmacy.

Table of Contents

The Student-Centered Problem-Based Learning Process
The Challenge of the Patient's Clinical and Behavioral Problem
The Challenge of the Patient's Ethical Problem
Creating a Framework Student-Centered Problem-Based Learning Cases Involving Pharmacoethics

Case 1: Professional Responsibility
Case 2: Patients' Rights
Case 3: Privacy and Confidentiality
Case 4: Ethics Committees
Case 5: Patient Privacy
Case 6: Truth Telling
Case 7: Reproductive Ethics
Case 8: Genetic Screening
Case 9: Seriously Ill Neonates
Case 10: Distributive Justice
Case 11: Unethical Experimentation
Case 12: Research Principles
Case 13: Scientific Integrity
Case 14: Research on Human Subjects
Case 15: Research/Testing on Animals
Case 16: Intellectual Property
Case 17: Germline Therapy
Case 18: Medical Surveillance

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