Finding Your Way: A Medical Ethics Handbook for Patients and Families

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This is the only book of its kind-- it is a medical ethics book directed squarely at the lay audience of patients and their families who are confronted by highly complex and difficult medical procedures and issues. Its topics spread across a broad range of medical concerns that are of interest to millions dealing with these issues. Written by a premier expert on medical ethics, this book presents real-life examples of medical situations and provides clarity and insight. This book also speaks to medical professionals who work with the public on a daily basis and deal with medical ethics as part of their everyday jobs (doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, ethics committee members). Topics include: advance directives, Do Not Resuscitate orders, quality of life issues, palliative care, privacy, end-of-life care, transplant ethics, neuroethics, medical tourism, sports medicine, GLBTI health, reproductive issues, genetics, clinical trials, and more.
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication Munster
PublisherHilton Publishing
Number of pages165
ISBN (Print)0984756647, 978-0984756643
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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