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Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees

D. Micah Hester, Toby Schonfeld, Stephen Latham, Alissa Swota, Marty Smith, Jeffrey Spike, Randall Horton, Howard Brody, Art Derse, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Nancy M. P. King, John Moskop, Thaddeus Mason Pope, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, John Lantos, Nancy Jecker, Anne Lederman Flamm, Mary Faith Marshall, Joan Liaschenko, Mary Rorty, Kathy Kinlaw, Kayhan Parsi, Felicia Cohn
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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521279871

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  • Every accredited American hospital is required to have a mechanism for handling ethical concerns; most hospitals satisfy this requirement by constituting an institutional healthcare ethics committee (HEC), a pattern which is repeated in most western countries. This text provides definitive, comprehensive guidance for members of healthcare ethics committees who find themselves confronted with ethically challenging situations. Each chapter includes learning objectives, clinical case studies and questions to stimulate discussion among committee members. Particular emphasis is given to consultation, as this often presents the greatest challenges to committee members. Each chapter stands alone as a teaching module, as well as forming part of a comprehensive volume. Written and edited by nationally and internationally recognized experts in bioethics, this is essential reading for every member of a healthcare ethics committee.

    • Includes conceptual, pragmatic and strategic discussion questions, stimulating individual comprehension and committee discussion
    • Learning objectives for each chapter clearly identify educational goals
    • Case studies make the content directly applicable to everyday practice
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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521279871
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 156 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. The Context of Healthcare Ethics Committee Work:
    1. Introduction to healthcare ethics committees D. Micah Hester and Toby Schonfeld
    2. Brief introduction to ethics and ethical theory D. Micah Hester and Toby Schonfeld
    3. Ethics committees and the law Stephen Latham
    4. Cultural and religious issues in health care Alissa Swota
    Part II. Consultation:
    5. Mission, vision, goals: defining the parameters of the ethics consultation Marty Smith
    6. Ethics consultation process Jeffrey Spike
    7. Informed consent, shared decision making, and the ethics committee Randall Horton and Howard Brody
    8. Decision-making capacity Art Derse
    9. Family dynamics and surrogate decision making Lisa Soleymani Lehmann
    10. Confidentiality Toby Schonfeld
    11. Advance care planning and end-of-life decision making Nancy M. P. King and John Moskop
    12. Medical futility Thaddeus Mason Pope
    13. Ethical issues in reproduction Anne Drapkin Lyerly
    14. Ethical issues in neonatology John Lantos
    15. Ethical issues in pediatrics D. Micah Hester
    Part III. Policy Development and Organizational Issues:
    16. Ethics committees and distributive justice Nancy Jecker
    17. Developing effective ethics policy Anne Lederman Flamm
    18. Implementing policy to the wider community Mary Faith Marshall and Joan Liaschenko
    19. Ethics in and for the organization Mary Rorty
    Part IV. Educating Others:
    20. The healthcare ethics committee as educator Kathy Kinlaw
    21. Education as prevention Kayhan Parsi
    22. Understanding ethics pedagogy Felicia Cohn
    Index.

  • Editors

    D. Micah Hester, Division of Medical Humanities, University of Arkansas
    D. Micah Hester is Chief of the Division of Medical Humanities and Associate Professor of Medical Humanities/Pediatrics, University of Arkansas, and Clinical Ethicist, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR, USA.

    Toby Schonfeld, Emory University, Atlanta
    Toby Schonfeld is Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University and Director of the Masters of Arts in Bioethics Program, Center for Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

    Contributors

    D. Micah Hester, Toby Schonfeld, Stephen Latham, Alissa Swota, Marty Smith, Jeffrey Spike, Randall Horton, Howard Brody, Art Derse, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Nancy M. P. King, John Moskop, Thaddeus Mason Pope, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, John Lantos, Nancy Jecker, Anne Lederman Flamm, Mary Faith Marshall, Joan Liaschenko, Mary Rorty, Kathy Kinlaw, Kayhan Parsi, Felicia Cohn

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