Medical Ethics for Dummies (Paperback)

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A practical, insightful guide to the moral and ethical standards of healthcare


Succeeding in the healthcare field means more than just making a diagnosis and writing a prescription. Healthcare professionals are responsible for convincing patients and their family members of the best course of action and treatments to follow, while knowing how to make the right moral and ethical choices, and so much more. Unlike daunting and expensive texts, Medical Ethics For Dummies offers an accessible and affordable course supplement for anyone studying medical or biomedical ethics.
- Follows typical medical and biomedical ethics courses
- Covers real ethical dilemmas doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers may face
- Includes moral issues surrounding stem cell research, genetic engineering, euthanasia, and more
Packed with helpful information, Medical Ethics For Dummies arms aspiring medical professionals with the philosophical and practical foundation for advancing in a field where critical ethical and moral decisions need to be rapidly and convincingly made.

About the Author


Jane Runzheimer, MD, is a family physician who has served on the Ethics Committee of Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Linda Johnson Larsen has written 24 books, many of which have an emphasis on health, and has been a patient advocate for her husband and several family members.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780470878569
ISBN-10: 0470878568
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: December 7th, 2010
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: For Dummies

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