Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions


by Ruth Purtilo
Carefully written to ensure successful use by all health care professionals, Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions is still the only cross-disciplinary ethics book available. The new 4th edition of this bestselling title helps readers think critically and thoughtfully about ethical decisions they face in practice. Utilizing a unique 6-step decision making process designed by the author, this text provides an expert framework for making for making effective decisions. Questions and answers are positioned throughout the text to encourage critical thinking and enforce the interactive approach. Presents Western and non-Western sources of ethical thought, and case studies reflect a diversity of practitioners, settings, and cultures Discusses traditional normative theories in additional to newer approaches Features in every chapter include: objectives, new terms and ideas presented in the chapter; a list of topics in the chapter that were introduced in earlier chapters; case stories with diverse practice settings and practitioner types to appeal to a broad audience; summary boxes that synthesize key ideas; reflection boxes with answer blanks to indicate important concepts and encourage students to think critically about the material presented; fill in the blank questions in the text to further knowledge acquisition and retention; a summary paragraph at the end of the chapter; and questions for thought and discussion Weaves the 6-step ethical decision-making process more consistently throughout the text Reflects recent changes in health care, society, and ethics, and provides information on ethical issues based on new medical and high-tech discoveries Features expanded and updated case studies, with several new cases presented, further enforcing the interactive and dynamic approach Provides new information on the law-ethics relationship, showing how ethics are interdependent with legal issues

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  • ISBN: 0721602436