Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, Test Bank, Transition Guide
Student Resources: Companion Website with Interactive Exercises
Organized around the four central themes of healthcare ethics (theoretical foundations and issues for individuals, organizations, and society), Health Care Ethics, Third Edition brings together the insights of a diverse panel of leading experts in the fields of bioethics, long-term care, and health administration, among others. Students will build on this critical platform to develop an extensive toolbox of analytical and problem-solving skills. The text’s organizational strategy gently pushes students to strengthen their ethics knowledge base and relate ethics to patient issues across the lifespan, ethics within organizations, and issues of ethics in broader cultural contexts. Pedagogical features such as section introductions, discussions questions, and exercises that ask students to apply new knowledge to real-world scenarios encourage retention and skill building.
The fully revised and updated third edition addresses current changes in health care, which are the greatest changes in health care history since the advent of Medicare and Medicaid. All-new chapters cover the Affordable Care Act and ethics issues related to populations not covered by the Act, ethics related to assisted living, and the impact of technology on ethics in health care. All other chapters have been updated to reflect the most recent developments in medical technology and new challenges faced by health care professionals in the post—PPACA era. Ideally suited for both graduate and undergraduate programs, Health Care Ethics challenges readers to think beyond the existing health care system and envision creative solutions to ethical issues.
New to the Third Edition:
All-new chapters on the Affordable Care Act, ethics related to assisted living, and the impact of new technology
Updated chapter content and references
Key pedagogical features, including discussion questions and exercises that prompt students to apply new skills to real-world scenarios
Insights from a diverse panel of leading experts in multiple fields
About the Authors
Part I FOUNDATIONS IN THEORY
Chapter 1 Theory of Healthcare Ethics
Chapter 2 Principles of Healthcare Ethics
Part II CRITICAL ISSUES FOR INDIVIDUALS
Chapter 3 The Moral Status of Gametes and Embryos: Storage and Surrogacy
Chapter 4 The Ethical Challenges of the New Reproductive Technologies
Chapter 5 Abortion: The Unexplored Middle Ground
Chapter 6 Proposals for Human Cloning: A Review and Ethical Evaluation
Chapter 7 Competency: What It Is, What It Is Not, and Why It Matters
Chapter 8 Older People and Issues of Access to Long-Term Care
Chapter 9 Assisted Living and Ethics
Chapter 10 Ethical Issues in the Use of Fluids and Nutrition: When Can They Be Withdrawn?
Chapter 11 Death, Medicine, and Moral Significance of Family Decision Making
Chapter 12 Ethical Issues Concerning Physician-Assisted Death
Part III CRITICAL ISSUES FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 13 Healthcare Institutional Ethics: Broader than Clinical Ethics
Chapter 14 Hospital Ethics Committees: Rules, Membership, Structures, and Difficulties
Chapter 15 Bioethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care
Chapter 16 Technological Advances in Health Care: Blessing or Ethics Nightmare?
Chapter 17 Spirituality and Healthcare Organizations
Part IV CRITICAL ISSUES IN SOCIETAL HEALTH
Chapter 18 Health Inequalities and Health Inequities
Chapter 19 Is Rationing of Health Care Ethically Defensible?
Chapter 20 Domestic Violence: Changing Theory, Changing Practice
Chapter 21 Ethics of Disaster Planning and Response
Chapter 22 A New Era of Health Care: The Ethics of Healthcare Reform
Chapter 23 Healthcare Reform: What About Those Left Behind?
Chapter 24 Looking Toward the Future
Eileen E. Morrison, EdD, MPH, CHES-Professor, Health Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos
Dr. Eileen Morrison is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where she earned her doctorate in counseling and administration. She also holds a MPH from the University of Tennessee. She has developed and taught courses in health administration ethics to both undergraduate and graduate students and has been active in educating professionals through workshops and journal articles. Currently, she is a professor of health administration at Texas State University in San Marcos Texas.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284070651
- ISBN-13: 9781284070545
- ISBN-13: 9781449665050
Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN-Assoc Professor, Crieghton University, Omaha, Nebraska