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A unique structured approach to solving ethical issues that arise in daily clinical practice

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

Clinical Ethics teaches the widely-known Four-Topics Method to help you make the right choice when facing complex ethical questions and dilemmas encountered during everyday patient care. You will learn an easy-to-apply system based on simple questions about medical indications, patient preferences, quality of life, and contextual features that clearly explain clinical ethics and helps you formulate a sound diagnosis and treatment strategy.

  • Goes beyond theory to offer a solid decision-making strategy applicable to real-world practice
  • Numerous clinical case examples link principles to everyday practice--many new to this edition
  • Practical coverage of important legal issues
  • Ethical considerations in palliative care, medically assisted death, clinical research, and other timely issues
  • Perfect for students, trainees, clinicians, ethics committee members, nurses, and patients
  • Handy four-topics chart pullout card

The content you need to make the right choice:
Introduction; Medical Intervention; Patient Preferences; Quality of Life; Contextual Features.

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