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Title Medical ethics today : the BMAs handbook of ethics and law / project manager, Veronica English ; head of medical ethics, Ann Sommerville ; written by Sophie Brannan ... [et al.]
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  174.2 M4683 2012    DUE 07-06-22  -  30500101500448
Edition 3rd ed
Descript xxx, 925 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The doctor-patient relationship -- Consent, choice, and refusal : adults with capacity -- Treating adults who lack capacity -- Children and young people -- Confidentiality -- Health records -- Contraception, abortion, and birth -- Assisted reproduction -- Genetics -- Caring for patients at the end of life -- Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide -- Responsibilities after a patient's death -- Prescribing and administering medication -- Research and innovative treatment -- Emergency situations -- Doctors with dual obligations -- Providing treatment and care in detention settings -- Education and training -- Teamwork, referral, delegation, and shared care -- Public health dimensions of medical practice -- Reducing risk, clinical error, and poor performance
Doctors and medical students confront increasingly complicated ethical dilemmas. To respond effectively they need skills in ethical reasoning and an understanding of the law and professional guidance. This book helps them to achieve these things
Subject Medical ethics -- Great Britain
Medical laws and legislation -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Great Britain
Alt Author English, Veronica
Sommerville, Ann
Brannan, Sophie
British Medical Association
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