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A Problem-Based Approach, 1st Edition

By David A. Gettman, Dean Arneson


472 pages

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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MEDICAL / Pharmacy