Surgical ethics /

The first textbook on the subject, this is a practical, clinically comprehensive guide to ethical issues in surgical practice, research, and education, written by some of the most prominent figures in the fields of surgery and bioethics. Discussions of informed consent, confidentiality, and advance...

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Other Authors: McCullough, Laurence B., Jones, James W. 1941-, Brody, Baruch A.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Principles and practice of surgical ethics-- Informed consent: autonomous decision making-- Confidentiality in surgical practice-- Advance directives and the determination of death-- Emergency patients: serious moral choices, with limited time, information, and patient participation-- Acute, high-risk patients: the case of transplantation-- Acute yet non-emergent patients-- Elective patients-- Poor surgical risk patients-- Care of dying patients-- Patients who are family members, friends, colleagues, family members of colleagues-- Research and innovation in surgery-- Preventing and managing unwarranted biases against patients-- Self-regulation of surgical practice and research-- Surgery and other medical specialties-- Obligations of surgeons to non-physician team members and trainees-- Financial relationships with patients-- Understanding, assessing, and managing conflicts of interest-- Relationships with payers and institutions that manage and deliver patient services.