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Medical Ethics and Humanities

Author(s): Frederick Adolf Paola, MD, JD, Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program, Professor, Health Professions, Nova Southeastern University, Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida
Robert Walker, MD, Associate Professor, College of Medicine, University of South Florida - Tampa
Lois LaCivita Nixon, PhD, MPH, MAT, MLitt, Professor, College of Medicine, University of South Florida
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763760632
  • Paperback    454 pages      © 2010
Price: $138.95 US List
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4 Stars from Doody's Book Review!

Medical Ethics and Humanities is a survey of the field that addresses ethical and legal issues of concern to health care students and providers. Authored by experts in medical ethics, humanities and the law, this book explains the various approaches to ethical analysis and illustrates their application through the use of cases and examples. Key features of the book include chapter learning objectives, chapter summaries, illustrative case studies, and review questions.

Medical Ethics and Humanities covers important topics including ethical theory, biomedical ethical principles, confidentiality, informed consent, pediatric ethics, and medical malpractice.  The humanities section of this book includes an introduction to medical humanities and provides a discussion of humanities in a historical and cultural context relating to reproduction and childbirth, midlife, aging and end of life.  This text is an essential resource for all health care students and professionals!

Instructor Resources include PowerPoints and a Testbank.

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Features & Benefits

  • Instructor resources include PowerPoints and a Testbank.
  • Covers important topics including ethical theory, biomedical ethical principles, confidentiality, informed consent, pediatric ethics, and medical malpractice.
  • Chapter learning objectives, chapter summaries, illustrative case studies, and review questions.
Section  1  Introduction to the Study of Ethics
  Chapter  1  Theory in Bioethics
Daniel Maher, PhD, Kyrus Patch, PA-C
  Chapter  2  Principles of Biomedical Ethics
Frederick Paola, MD, JD
  Chapter  3  The Common Moral System
Bernard Gert, PhD
  Chapter  4  Case-Based Decision Making in Ethics
Robert Walker, MD
  Chapter  5  Professionalism and the Internal Morality of Medicine
Frederick Paola, MD, JD
Section  2  The Provider-Patient Relationship
  Chapter  6  Confidentiality
Frederick Paola, MD, JD
  Chapter  7  Competence
Charles Culver, MD, PhD
  Chapter  8  Informed Consent I
Hana Osman, PhD
  Chapter  9  Informed Consent II
Frederick Paola, MD, JD
Section  3  Ethics Across the Lifespan
  Chapter  10  Ethics and Genetics
Susan Schmerler, MS, JD
  Chapter  11  Human Reproduction and Birth
Yvette Pearson, PhD
  Chapter  12  The Landscape of Ethical Issues in Pediatrics
James Orlowski, MD
  Chapter  13  Death by Robert Walker, MD
Robert Walker, MD
  Chapter  14  End-of-Life Decision Making
Robert Walker, MD
Section  4  Law
  Chapter  15  Health Law and Medical Malpractice
Frederick Paola, MD, JD
  Chapter  16  My Brother’s Keeper? Allocating Legal Responsibility Among Medical Providers
Frederick Paola, MD, JD
Section  5  Humanities in Medicine
  Chapter  17  Introduction to Medical Humanities
Lois Nixon, PhD, MPH
  Chapter  18  Reproduction and Childbirth
Lois Nixon, PhD, MPH
  Chapter  19  Midlife
Maria Cannarozzi, MD, FAAP
  Chapter  20  Aging and the End of Life
Lois Nixon, PhD, MPH

Frederick Adolf Paola, MD, JD-Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program, Professor, Health Professions, Nova Southeastern University, Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida

Robert Walker, MD-Associate Professor, College of Medicine, University of South Florida - Tampa

Lois LaCivita Nixon, PhD, MPH-MAT, MLitt, Professor, College of Medicine, University of South Florida

  • "As a now-retired person involved since 1977 as a teacher assisting physicians in developing a program in bioethics in a medical school curriculum, I find myself staggered by the inclusive scope of this text. I appreciate the effort of the editors and contributors to present rationally argued positions. This is their strong point. They emphasize well the rationality possible in moral discussions within the learning and practice of modern medicine, which is so deeply rooted in the rationality of science. In the course of the presentations, the use of law cases and the presentations of argument in those cases is particularly noteworthy and effective."

    - James F. Bresnahan, SJ, JD, LLM, PhD, Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Emeritus), Chicago, Illinois

  • "Overall, given its unique multidisciplinary approach, the book significantly contributes to the introductory ethics book literature, serves as a useful reference, and is well suited to teaching students in all health professions disciplines."

    - Diane M. Kondratowicz, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (for Doody’s Book Review Service, June 2009; Doody’s Rating: 4 Stars!)
     

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763760632

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