An easy to understand text, which at the same time reflects contemporary health care practice, emphasising inter-professional care and cultural sensitivity to clients or patients.
Discussing common ethical problems in all aspects of interdisciplinary clinical practice and presents both sides of any ethical issue.
Case studies throughout make ethical issues applied and relevant to your clinical practice, so that you can understand how you can apply ethics in everyday situations including Primary Care, Mental Health, Complex Care
The book is packed with activities and pointers on professional development, and contains advice on keeping a reflective journal.
Georgina Hawley is Principal Lecturer at the school of Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University. She has taught ethics for more than 15 years in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia.
1. Start at `Go' /Introduction 2. Learning to understand ethical issues and problems 3. Where did you get your values and beliefs? 4. Being part of a team: Interdisciplinary care 5. The relationship of ethics to the Western Tradition of philosophy 6. Eastern philosophy, ethics, religions, and care 7. Client and patients' rights and vulnerable people 8. Ideas for decision-making when ethical problems are involved 9. Who gets what? The allocation of resources 10. `Why do they make me suffer?' The ethical problems of pain and resuscitation 11. How to do ethical health research 12. Feminine and Masculine Sexuality 13. The experiences of illness and loss 14. Ethical problems in Primary Health Care 15. Ethical problems in Mental Health and Psychiatric care 16. Complex Care: Emergency Department, Perioperative Suite, and ICU and CCU units 17. It isn't easy, but it is essential!