100 Cases in Clinical Ethics and Law

100 Cases in Clinical Ethics and Law

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 18mm | 439.98g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0340945753
  • 9780340945759
  • 563,755

Table of contents

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
Mental health
General practice
Organ fonation
End of life
SECTION 3. Duties of a doctor
SECTION 4. Faith, values and culture
Additional Resources
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"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
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About Penelope Bradbury

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
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