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Author Post, Linda Farber.
Title Handbook for health care ethics committees / Linda Farber Post, Jeffrey Blustein, Nancy Neveloff Dubler.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

Author Post, Linda Farber.
Subject Medical ethics committees -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Ethics Committees, Clinical -- ethics.
Bioethical Issues.
Ethics, Clinical.
Alt Name Blustein, Jeffrey.
Dubler, Nancy N.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 327 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction : The nature and functioning of ethics committees -- [pt]. 1. Curriculum for ethics committees -- 1. Ethical foundations of clinical practice -- The role of ethics in clinical medicine -- Ethics committees in the health care setting -- Fundamental ethical principles -- The role of culture, race, and ethnicity in health care -- Conflicting obligations and ethical dilemmas -- 2. Decision making and decisional capacity in adults -- Health care decisions and decision making -- Decision-making capacity -- Assessment and determination of capacity -- Deciding for patients without capacity -- 3. Informed consent and refusal -- Evolution of the doctrine of informed consent -- Elements of informed consent and refusal -- The nature of informed consent -- Exceptions to the consent requirement -- 4. Truth telling : disclosure and confidentiality -- Justifications -- Disclosure -- Disclosure of adverse outcomes and medical error -- Confidentiality.
5. Special decision-making concerns of minors -- Decisional capacity and minors -- Consent for minors -- Confidentiality and disclosure -- Special problems of the adolescent alone -- 6. End-of-life issues -- Decision making at the end of life -- Defining death -- Advance health care planning -- Goals of care at the end of life -- Forgoing life-sustaining treatment -- Protecting patients from treatment -- Rejection of recommended treatment and requests to "do everything" -- Medical futility -- 7. Palliation -- From caring to curing and back again -- The experience of and response to pain -- The moral imperative to relieve pain -- Physician-assisted suicide -- 8. Justice, access to care, and organizational ethics -- Access to health care in the United States -- A right to health care? -- Theories of justice -- Rationing -- Health care organization ethics -- [pt]. 2. Clinical ethics consultation -- 9. Approaches to ethics consultation / Kenneth A. Berkowitz and Nancy Neveloff Dubler -- Three models of ethics consultation -- Critical success factors for ethics consultation services -- Policy -- Two approaches to clinical ethics consultation -- 10. Sample clinical cases -- Advance directives -- Autonomy in tension with best interest -- Confidentiality -- Decisional capacity -- Disclosure and truth telling -- End-of-life care -- Forgoing life-sustaining treatment -- Goals of care -- Informed consent and refusal -- Medical futility -- Parental decision making -- Surrogate decision making.
[pt.] 3. White papers, memoranda, guidelines, and protocols -- Allocating critical care resources : keeping the teeth in ICU triage / Jack Kilcullen -- Justice and access to unreimbursed therapies -- Guidelines for transferring patients between services -- Decision-making protocol for the patient alone -- [pt]. 4. Sample policies and procedures -- Access to bioethics consultation -- Advance directives -- Determination of brain death -- Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders -- Forgoing life-extending treatment -- [pt]. 5. Institutional code of ethics -- [pt]. 6. Key legal cases in bioethics -- Informed consent -- Health care decision making -- State action to protect public health -- Confidentiality -- Medical decision making for minors -- Reproductive rights -- Health care reimbursement -- [pt]. 7. An ethics committee meeting -- Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780801895944 (electronic bk.)
0801895944 (electronic bk.)
0801884489 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780801884481 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 547592781
Additional Format Print version: Post, Linda Farber. Handbook for health care ethics committees. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007 9780801884481 (DLC) 2006012324 (OCoLC)66525002