This casebook consists of hundreds of case vignettes drawn from a variety of areas of clinical practice. It presents over 200 brief, concrete examples along with specific questions and alternatives that highlight the challenging ethical problems involved. This book can be read independently or can serve as a supplement to any core text in clinical/medical ethics.
Contains one to two paragraph case studies, along with study questions, encouraging medical students to consider the ethical choices in the areas of professionalism, health care education, managed care, research, pediatrics, mental health, informed consent, communication, AIDS, reproduction, genetics, abortion, assisted suicide, limits of life prolonging treatments, and resource allocation. Also included are the texts of the Hippocratic oath, the Nuremberg Code, and other codes outlining medical ethics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)