Core Ethics for Health Professionals

Principles, Issues, and Compliance

Authors: Phalen, Robert F.

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  • The logical organization guides readers in their professional development and acquisition of independent thinking
  • Unique material is included on the repercussions of past scandals, crimes against science, codes of conduct, and guidelines for avoiding ethics related traps
  • Chapter-by-chapter learning objectives, multiple-choice quizzes to reinforce understanding, and thought provoking discussions are included in order to support both student learning and instructor involvement
  • The stand-alone chapters will fit into one- to three-credit courses
  • The book is based on the author’s experience in: (1) chairing his university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee; and (2) training pre-university, undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, medical residents, and faculty in ethics
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About this Textbook

A timely overview of ethics, emphasizing applications to biomedical researchers, health providers, and administrators

There are no simple rules to guide ethical conduct in daily practice, health professionals must have a basic understanding of several topics including ethical theories; ethical scandals; laws, regulations, and institutional policies; and public perceptions. This book can be used for self-study, for classroom instruction, and as a refresher and update by practicing health professionals. The chapters have learning objectives, focused content, a summary of important points, a quiz, and a list of key references. Although the book is arranged in a logical order, each chapter may be studied independently.

About the authors

Robert F. Phalen, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Medicine/Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine (UCI), California and co-director of the UCI Air Pollution Health Effects Laboratory.  Although his primary areas of research are inhaled particle physics and the health effects of air pollution, he has considerable experience in ethics for health professionals.  He chaired the UCI Institutional Review Board (for human research) for seven years, during which his committee reviewed about one thousand protocols, and dealt with many ethics problems.  After that, he was a member of the UCI Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for seven years (serving one year as chair of the Committee).  Hundreds of protocols passed through that committee, and it was also involved in maintaining the institution’s accreditation by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

He has been active in publishing, training, and teaching related to ethics.  He has published ethics related chapters in books, and performed ethics teaching at the high school, undergraduate, and medical resident levels.

He received the Distinguished Service Award for Public Education from the California Society for Biomedical Research; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Toxicology (Inhalation Specialty Section); and was elected as a Fellow of the Southern California Academy of Sciences; the Academy of Toxicological Sciences; and of the American Association for of the Advancement of Science.  He has published nearly 200 chapters and journal articles, authored/coauthored four books, and edited or co-edited several others.

He served as chair of the UCI Committee for Medical Education, and as a member of the UCI Health Sciences Executive Committee.  He is chair of the Board of Directors of the California

Society for Biomedical Research, an organization that is involved in training, promoting, and defending ethically-conducted biomedical research.  He has recently served on a National Academies of Science committee on the ethics of human subject research.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Hardcover $69.99
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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Core Ethics for Health Professionals
Book Subtitle
Principles, Issues, and Compliance
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56090-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56090-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56088-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85823-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 152
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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