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Medical Ethics in Clinical Practice

Authors: Zwitter, Matjaž

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  • Analyzes and resolves practical dilemmas in the broad spectrum of physician’s activities
  • Written in straightforward language without requiring a philosophical background
  • Will appeal to a wide range of readers, not just professionals involved in patient care
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About this book

This book discusses medicine from an ethical perspective, whereas books on medical ethics more commonly present ethics from a bio-medical standpoint.

The book is divided into 23 chapters. The introductory chapters present some basic concepts of medical ethics, such as the relation between the legal system and ethics, ethical documents, ethical theories, and ethical analysis. The following chapters address issues of importance in all fields of medicine: respecting autonomy, communication, relations within a healthcare team, professional malpractice, limited resources, and the portrait of a physician. In turn, the third part of the book focuses on ethical aspects in a broad range of medical activities – preventive medicine, human reproduction, genetics, pediatrics, intensive care, palliative medicine, clinical research, unproven methods in diagnostics and treatment, and the role of physicians who aren’t directly responsible for patient care. The last part presents students’ seminars with case stories.

The book offers a valuable resource for physicians of all specialties, students of medicine, professionals, and students from other fields devoted to human health, journalists, and general readers with an interest in medicine.


About the authors

Matjaž Zwitter is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethics and Law at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, a Professor of Oncology and Radiotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a Senior Consultant Physician at the Institute of Oncology in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has authored more than 45 papers included in the PubMed database and has co-edited two books: Communication with the cancer patient: information and truth (The New York Academy of Sciences, 1997) and New challenges in communication with the cancer patient (Springer, 2013).

In addition to his formal achievements and positions, his main qualification is 40 years of personal experience devoted to treating patients with cancer.


Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00719-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00718-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Ethics in Clinical Practice
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00719-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00719-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00718-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 211
Number of Illustrations
22 illustrations in colour
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