Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics

Publication Year: 2011

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Diekema, Douglas S.; Mercurio, Mark R.; Adam, Mary B.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-0-52-117361-2

Doody Core Title

  • Score: 2.47 (Medical Ethics) Doodys Essential Title
  • Score: 2.67 (Pediatrics)
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This volume provides a practical overview of the ethical issues arising in pediatric practice, and is an essential resource for all physicians who care for children, as well as medical educators, residents and scholars in clinical bioethics.

The case-based approach grounds the bioethical concepts in real-life situations, covering a broad range of important and controversial topics, including informed consent, confidentiality, truthfulness and fidelity, ethical issues relating to perinatology and neonatology, end-of-life issues, new technologies, and problems of justice and public health in pediatrics. A dedicated section also addresses the topics of professionalism, including boundary issues, conflicts of interests and relationships with industry, ethical issues arising during training, and dealing with the impaired or unethical colleague. Each chapter contains a summary of the key issues covered and recommendations for approaching similar situations in other contexts.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Diekema, Douglas S.; Mercurio, Mark R.; Adam, Mary B.
ISBN: 978-0-52-117361-2
Medical Law
Ethics & Other Humanities
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 262
Illustrations: 120
Year: 2011
Doody Core Title
  • 2.47 (Medical Ethics) Doodys Essential Title
  • 2.67 (Pediatrics)

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