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Ethical Dimensions In The Health Professions





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Carefully written to ensure successful use by all health care professionals, Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions is still the only cross-disciplinary ethics book available. The new 4th edition of this bestselling title helps readers think critically and thoughtfully about ethical decisions they face in practice. Utilizing a unique 6-step decision making process designed by the author, this text provides an expert framework for making for making effective decisions.

  • Questions and answers are positioned throughout the text to encourage critical thinking and enforce the interactive approach.
  • Presents Western and non-Western sources of ethical thought, and case studies reflect a diversity of practitioners, settings, and cultures
  • Discusses traditional normative theories in additional to newer approaches
  • Features in every chapter include: objectives, new terms and ideas presented in the chapter; a list of topics in the chapter that were introduced in earlier chapters; case stories with diverse practice settings and practitioner types to appeal to a broad audience; summary boxes that synthesize key ideas; reflection boxes with answer blanks to indicate important concepts and encourage students to think critically about the material presented; fill in the blank questions in the text to further knowledge acquisition and retention; a summary paragraph at the end of the chapter; and questions for thought and discussion
  • Weaves the 6-step ethical decision-making process more consistently throughout the text
  • Reflects recent changes in health care, society, and ethics, and provides information on ethical issues based on new medical and high-tech discoveries
  • Features expanded and updated case studies, with several new cases presented, further enforcing the interactive and dynamic approach
  • Provides new information on the law-ethics relationship, showing how ethics are interdependent with legal issues

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