100 Cases in Clinical Ethics and Law

100 Cases in Clinical Ethics and Law

Paperback 100 Cases

By (author) Carolyn Johnston, By (author) Penelope Bradbury

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  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 18mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340945753
  • ISBN 13: 9780340945759
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 1 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 363,747

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A 70-year-old woman bed-bound following a stroke has developed bronchopneumonia, but her daughter produces an advance directive that she says her mother has written, which states that no life-sustaining treatment is to be given. How are you going to proceed? A practical guide on how to approach the legal and ethical dilemmas that frequently occur in hospital wards and medicine in the community, 100 Cases in Clinical Ethics and Law explores typical dilemmas through the use of 100 common medical scenarios. The book covers issues such as consent, capacity, withdrawal of treatment and confidentiality, as well as less-frequently examined problems like student involvement in internal examinations, whistle-blowing and the role of medical indemnity providers in complaints. Each scenario has a practical problem-solving element to it and encourages readers to explore their own beliefs and values, including those that arise as a result of differing cultural and religious backgrounds. Answer pages highlight key points in each case and provide advice on how to deal with the emotive issues that occur when practising medicine, at the same time providing information and guidance on appropriate behaviour.

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Author information

Carolyn Johnston LLB LLM MA is Adviser in Medical Law and Ethics, King's College London School Of Medicine, London, UK (Caroline is a qualified solicitor and is also Senior Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics at Kingston University) Dr Penelope Bradbury MBBS BSc is a 2006 graduate of Guy's, Kings and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London, UK Series Editor: P John Rees MD FRCP is Consultant Physician and Dean of Medical Education, King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK

Review quote

"A rich resource for medical students, practising doctors and their teachers, which employs a wide range of clinical cases to introduce the reader to the central theories and principles of medical ethics and law." Dr Richard Huxtable, Senior Lecturer/Deputy Director, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol "This is a well organized, direct, concise book that features key points in each topic, making it a good study supplement and reference." Aaliya Eaves-Leanos, St. Louis University, Doody's Book Service

Table of contents

Introduction Foreword Glossary SECTION 1. Ethical principles How to deal with an ethical dilemma in clinical practice SECTION 2. Ethics and law in clinical medicine Beginning of life Children and adolescents Consent, capacity and confidentiality Negligence Mental health General practice Organ fonation End of life SECTION 3. Duties of a doctor SECTION 4. Faith, values and culture Additional Resources