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Health Care Ethics

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    2014
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    Third edition
    ISBN: 9781449665357

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Organized around the four central themes of healthcare ethics (theoretical foundations and issues for individuals, organizations, and society), Health Care Ethics, Third Edition brings together the insights of a diverse panel of leading experts in the fields of bioethics, long-term care, and health administration, among others. Students will build on this critical platform to develop an extensive toolbox of analytical and problem-solving skills. The text’s organizational strategy gently pushes students to strengthen their ethics knowledge base and relate ethics to patient issues across the lifespan, ethics within organizations, and issues of ethics in broader cultural contexts. Pedagogical features such as section introductions, discussions questions, and exercises that ask students to apply new knowledge to real-world scenarios encourage retention and skill building.

The fully revised and updated third edition addresses current changes in health care, which are the greatest changes in health care history since the advent of Medicare and Medicaid. All-new chapters cover the Affordable Care Act and ethics issues related to populations not covered by the Act, ethics related to assisted living, and the impact of technology on ethics in health care. All other chapters have been updated to reflect the most recent developments in medical technology and new challenges faced by health care professionals in the post—PPACA era. Ideally suited for both graduate and undergraduate programs, Health Care Ethics challenges readers to think beyond the existing health care system and envision creative solutions to ethical issues.

New to the Third Edition:

    All-new chapters on the Affordable Care Act, ethics related to assisted living, and the impact of new technology
    Updated chapter content and references
    Key pedagogical features, including discussion questions and exercises that prompt students to apply new skills to real-world scenarios
    Insights from a diverse panel of leading experts in multiple fields

Table of Contents:

Dedication 
Contributors 
About the Authors 
Preface 
  Part  I  FOUNDATIONS IN THEORY
    Chapter  1  Theory of Healthcare Ethics
    Chapter  2  Principles of Healthcare Ethics
  Part  II  CRITICAL ISSUES FOR INDIVIDUALS
    Chapter  3  The Moral Status of Gametes and Embryos: Storage and Surrogacy
    Chapter  4  The Ethical Challenges of the New Reproductive Technologies
    Chapter  5  Abortion: The Unexplored Middle Ground
    Chapter  6  Proposals for Human Cloning: A Review and Ethical Evaluation
    Chapter  7  Competency: What It Is, What It Is Not, and Why It Matters
    Chapter  8  Older People and Issues of Access to Long-Term Care
    Chapter  9  Assisted Living and Ethics
    Chapter  10  Ethical Issues in the Use of Fluids and Nutrition: When Can They Be Withdrawn?
    Chapter  11  Death, Medicine, and Moral Significance of Family Decision Making
    Chapter  12  Ethical Issues Concerning Physician-Assisted Death
  Part  III  CRITICAL ISSUES FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
    Chapter  13  Healthcare Institutional Ethics: Broader than Clinical Ethics
    Chapter  14  Hospital Ethics Committees: Rules, Membership, Structures, and Difficulties
    Chapter  15  Bioethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care
    Chapter  16  Technological Advances in Health Care: Blessing or Ethics Nightmare?
    Chapter  17  Spirituality and Healthcare Organizations
  Part  IV  CRITICAL ISSUES IN SOCIETAL HEALTH
    Chapter  18  Health Inequalities and Health Inequities
    Chapter  19  Is Rationing of Health Care Ethically Defensible?
    Chapter  20  Domestic Violence: Changing Theory, Changing Practice
    Chapter  21  Ethics of Disaster Planning and Response
    Chapter  22  A New Era of Health Care: The Ethics of Healthcare Reform
    Chapter  23  Healthcare Reform: What About Those Left Behind?
    Chapter  24  Looking Toward the Future
Glossary 

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