The Ethics of Surgical Practice [electronic resource]

  • Jones, James W. , McCullough, Laurence B. , Richman, Bruce W.
  • Oxford University Press USA
  • 2008
The Ethics of Surgical Practice [electronic resource]
  • Data Type
  • Title/Author
    The Ethics of Surgical Practice[electronic resource] / James W. Jones.
  • Publication
    [New York] : Oxford University Press USA, 2008.
  • Author
    Jones, James W., McCullough, Laurence B., Richman, Bruce W.
  • Phy Desc.
    1 online resource.
  • Topical Term
  • ISBN
    9780195321081, 9780199717552
  • Language


Surgical ethics is the application of ethics to issues specific to surgery. This volume provides a collection of clinical case studies representing a wide range of the ethical issues surgeons confront today. It is an excellent text for teaching surgical ethics to surgical residents and medical students and a fascinating read for practicing surgeons. It is intended to engage the reader into participating in evidence-based ethical conflicts. The authors escort us through 71 brief, realistic, and ethically complex problems, offering a series of five possible resolutions to each and guiding us through the relative benefits and weaknesses of the options until a best ethical choice is defended. The volume includes sections on Consent and Disclosure, Self-Regulation, Research and Innovation, Conflicts of Interest, Business Dealings, and End of Life Issues, each with a brief introduction by the authors.