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An approach to ethical issues

Eugene Bereza

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0068
An approach to ethical issues

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This chapter presents a case study to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to deal with ethical issues. It describes a four-step approach to appreciating and resolving ethical issues in clinical care that involves identifying the ethical dilemmas; gathering all of the pertinent information; analyzing the information in the context of the dilemma; and prioritizing recommendations and articulate supporting argumentation.

Keywords: palliative care; ethical dilemmas; ethical issues; clinical ethics; patient care

Chapter.  6284 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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