Ethics and Law for the Dental Team
"Ethics and Law for the Dental Team" is designed to help all dental professionals develop their understanding of the ethical principles and professional guidelines essential in the practice of dentistry. This new title from "PasTest" is an accessible text written for the whole dental team, and reflects the General Dental Council guidelines. It features a wide range of 'real life', practical case studies of ethical dilemmas faced in dental practice. The cases cover the issues of inter alia consent, confidentiality, negligence, whistle-blowing and responsibilities to patients as well as to other members of the dental team and to society. Key notes, tips on good ethical practice and an extensive resources section make this a truly essential title.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 138 x 216mm | 214g
- 28 Jun 2006
- Knutsford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
ContributorsForewordAbout the authorsDental contributorsEducational contributorsAcknowledgements1 Introduction to the book2 How to study dental ethics, law and professionalism3 How to teach dental ethics, law and professionalism4 How to assess dental ethics, law and professionalism5 Principles of dental ethics and law6 Dental ethics and law in practice7 Ethics of teamworking in practice8 Professionalism in practice9 Audit, research and evidence-based practice10 Resources and suggested readingAppendicesIndex
'A book every dental professional should have on their shelf! It is comprehensive and concise keeping the reader up-to-date with current ethical and legal guidelines and useful contact details of dental organisations. It also contains relevant case scenarios for reference and practice. An excellent and informative read!'Susanna Hodges, 5th year dental student, Cardiff
About M. Brennan
Mark Brennan is Head of the Division of Clinical Education in the Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Kent in Canterbury. He is also Honorary Associate Dental Dean in the Postgraduate Deanery for Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and a visiting senior lecturer at Cardiff University's School of Dentistry. Hequalified in medical ethics and law at King's College London (MA, 1991). He was a member of the General Dental Council working group which produced guidelines for the education and training of dental care professionals in the UK, Developing the Dental Team (GDC, 2003).Mark is co-author of another PasTest book, The Practical Guideto Medical Ethics and Law (second edition published 2005).Mark was a DentEd peer visitor to dental schools in Kaunas, Umea, and Sarajevo, and, as an active member of the Association for Dental Education in Europe since 1998, was awarded the ADEE Certificate of Recognition of Excellence in Dental Education in Athens in 2005.Richard Oliver is Reader in Orthodontics, Director of the Dental Education Unit, and Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry,Wales College of Medicine, Life and Health Sciences, Cardiff University and Cardiff Dental Hospital. He qualified in dentistry at The London Hospital Dental School and worked in practice in the UK and Canada before specialising in orthodontics at the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University. He was responsible for leading Cardiff's dental curriculum change between 1997 and 2005. He has also been involved in European dental education as a DentEd visitor and as an active member of the Association for Dental Education in Europe. Richard was awarded the ADEE Certificate of Recognition of Excellence in Dental Education in Athens in 2005.