Ethics in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care , 2nd Edition

Edited by Heather Draper, BA, MA, PhD and Wendy E. Scott, MBChB, FRCA, DRCOG
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  • Expert contributors from around the world discuss ethical issues in anaesthesia and intensive care in all of the commonly encountered areas such as:
  • Consent
  • Patient confidentiality
  • Fitness to practice
  • Whistle-blowing on colleagues
  • Clinical research
  • Maternal-foetal conflicts
  • Children
  • Palliative care
  • Withdrawing and withholding therapy
  • Euthanasia
  • Infectious disease control
  • Each chapter focuses on the needs of the clinician, presenting both the underlying principles and how these are used in practice
  • Real cases are used to illustrate the principles, and to highlight how these are interpreted in each case
  • Good clinical practice inevitably raises both ethical and legal issues and demands an understanding of both. Different environments produce different problems in practice, and similarly, different patients raise different considerations. All these situations demand the clinician to make decisions that balance both the clinical and ethical considerations.

    ISBN 9780750653534
    Author Information Edited by Heather Draper, BA, MA, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics, The Centre for Biomedical Ethics, University of Birmingham; and Wendy E. Scott, MBChB, FRCA, DRCOG, Consultant Anaesthetist, Derby City General Hospital, Derby, UK
    Table of Content 1. Introduction
    Heather Draper
    2. Consent and Adult Patients in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care
    Alan Aitkenhead
    3. Fitness to Practice, Self-regulation and Clinical Governance in Anaesthesia
    David Hatch
    4. Confidentiality, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care
    Catherine Hale
    5. Cultural Relativism, Tolerance and Respect for Autonomy
    Andrew Fagan
    6. Ethical and Legal Issues Affecting the Treatment of Children
    Nicholas Pace
    7. Clinical Research
    Mike Harmer
    8. Research Ethics
    Richard Nicholson
    9. Evidence Based Medicine and Anaesthesia
    Lucy Frith
    10. Maternal Foetal Conflicts and the Anaesthetists' Role
    Wendy Scott, Heather Draper
    11. Resource Allocation in Critical Care
    Richard Wenstone, June Jones
    12. Ethical Management in Intensive Care
    June Jones
    13. Withdrawing and Withholding Life Sustaining Therapy and Euthanasia
    Heather Draper
    14. Brain Death and the Cadaveric Organ Donor
    David Lamb
    15. The Acceptability of Routine Testing for Blood Borne Communicable Diseases
    Rebecca Bennett
    16. Teaching and Assessing Medical Ethics
    Lisa Schwartz
    17. Ethical Issues in Private Practice
    Chris Bareham, Tom Sorrell
    Publication Date 09-10-2003
    Pages 272
    Trim 234 x 156 (6 1/8 x 9 1/4)
    Stock Status In Stock
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