1st Edition

Pharmacoethics A Problem-Based Approach

By David A. Gettman, Dean Arneson Copyright 2003

    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.

    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


    David A. Gettman, Dean Arneson