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Ethical dimensions in the health professions / Regina F. Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor and Program Director, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts, Ruth B. Purtilo, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor Emerita, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts.

Purtilo, Ruth B., (author.). Doherty, Regina F., (author.).
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Location: IAHS STACKS R724 .P82 2016
Barcode: 30731101228058
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780323328920
  • ISBN: 032332892X
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 440 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Sixth edition.
  • Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Ruth B. Purtilo appears first on the five previous editions.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Morality and ethics : what they are and why they matter -- The ethical goal of professional practice : a caring response -- Prototypes of ethical problems -- Ethics theories and approaches : conceptual tools for ethical decision making -- A six-step process of ethical decision making -- Surviving professional life ethically -- Living ethically as a member of the interprofessional care team -- Living ethically within healthcare organizations -- Honoring confidentiality -- Communication and information sharing -- Informed consent in treatment and clinical research -- Ethical issues in chronic care and disability -- Ethical issues in end-of-life care -- Distributive justice : clinical sources of claims for healthcare -- Compensatory and social justice : societal sources of claims for healthcare -- Professionals as good citizens : responsibility and opportunity.
Summary, etc.:
"Ideal for all practicing and aspiring healthcare professionals, this unique text gives readers a solid foundation in basic ethical theory, the terms and concepts of ethics, and the numerous ethical issues surrounding health care today. The new sixth edition centers on the six-step decision-making process and includes expanded patient case studies and an increased emphasis on working within inter-professional care teams toward the resolution of ethical problems." -- Publisher.
Subject: Medical ethics.
Ethics, Professional.
Patient Rights > ethics.
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