Ethics for Health Care, now in its fourth edition, explores the ethical choices made in health care. The text continues to follow a sequence familiar to all health care professionals - training, adopting a profession, becoming a team member and interacting with clients. The fourth edition sees this structure blended with a phases of life approach, which explores ethics from the beginning of life through to the end of life, and includes a new chapter on 'Midlife and Health Care
Exercises, case studies and a number of other pedagogical devices continue to be woven throughout the text, which help students think about particular ethical issues or standards. This fourth edition includes 'From Theory to Practice' boxes, which are insights, exercises or tips from lecturers and clinicians working within health care.
Catherine Berglund BSc(Psych) PhD(Community Med) was a senior lecturer in ethics and research methods at the University of New South Wales in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.
1. Ethics as a process of reflection2. Caring as professionals3. Caring as service provision4. Enter the patient5. The client and carer relationship6. At the beginning of life7. When the patient is young8. Mid-life and health care challenges9. Declining phases of life and end of life challenges10. Caring in an institutional and social context11. Monitoring and education12. And so to research