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Medical Ethics

A Case-Based Approach


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Medical ethics is a topic of increased importance in the medical school curriculum, and this textbook provides a wealth of knowledge aimed specifically at medical students rather than experienced practitioners. Realistic case studies introduce the discussion in each chapter, making this text highly suitable for case-based courses. This text includes practical coverage of all the issues likely to be of concern to students during their medical careers.

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Key Features

    • Tailors coverage to meet the needs of medical students rather than experienced practitioners.
    • Uses case-based scenarios for realistic learning.
    • Covers the issues most likely to be of concern to students during their medical careers:
      • informed consent and refusal of treatment
      • confidentiality
      • antenatal screening
      • euthanasia
      • advanced directives
      • negligence and malpractice
      • new genetics
      • abortion
      • rationing of health care

Published Reviews

    "This book is targetted at students in medicine and other health-care professions; all should read a book such as this at the beginning of their training." Mark Elliott, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, Hospital Medicine, November 2003

Author Information

    By Lisa Schwartz, Lecturer in Philosophy of Medicine, Department of General Practice, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; Paul Preece, Theme Coordinator of Medical Ethics, Dundee Medical School, Ninewells, Dundee, UK; and Rob Hendry, Medical Advisor, Medical & Dental Defense Union of Scotland, Mackintosh House, Glasgow, UK

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Medical Ethics
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 228 Pages
  • Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2543-3
  • Copyright: 2003