The Ethics of Surgical Practice [electronic resource]
- Data Type
- The Ethics of Surgical Practice[electronic resource] / James W. Jones.
- [New York] : Oxford University Press USA, 2008.
- Phy Desc.
- 1 online resource.
- Topical Term
- 9780195321081, 9780199717552
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.