Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics

Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics : A Case-Based Textbook

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This volume provides a practical overview of the ethical issues arising in pediatric practice. The case-based approach grounds the bioethical concepts in real-life situations, covering a broad range of important and controversial topics, including informed consent, confidentiality, truthfulness and fidelity, ethical issues relating to perinatology and neonatology, end-of-life issues, new technologies, and problems of justice and public health in pediatrics. A dedicated section also addresses the topics of professionalism, including boundary issues, conflicts of interests and relationships with industry, ethical issues arising during training, and dealing with the impaired or unethical colleague. Each chapter contains a summary of the key issues covered and recommendations for approaching similar situations in other contexts. Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-Based Textbook is an essential resource for all physicians who care for children, as well as medical educators, residents and scholars in clinical bioethics.

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 14mm | 557.92g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120 b/w illus. 20 tables
  • 0521173612
  • 9780521173612
  • 310,397

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Douglas S. Diekema is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine with adjunct appointments in the Departments of Bioethics and Humanities and Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health. He is also an attending physician in the emergency department at Seattle Children's Hospital and serves as Director of Education for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children's Hospital. He has been a member of the Seattle Children's Hospital ethics committee since 1991, has served as an ethics consultant since 1993, and has been chairperson of the institutional review board since 2000. He is past Chair of the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Diekema is the author of numerous scholarly publications in medical ethics and pediatric emergency medicine. Mark R. Mercurio is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. Mary B. Adam is a pediatrician from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. She currently works in medical education and public health in Kenya.

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