Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Instructors and Practicing Surgeons
Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, FACS, Editor.
This 150-page, softbound
book developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education was
written to provide practicing surgeons, surgical trainees, and surgeon-educators
with a resource to help them examine the ethical underpinnings of surgical
practice and address the ethics issues they face every day while caring for
patients. The case-based program is designed for use by course instructors and a
companion, spiral-bound manual is available for use with residents. The program
may also be used by individuals. Chapter topics include a framework for
considering ethical issues in clinical surgery, competition of interests, truth
telling and the surgeon-patient relationship, confidentiality, professional
obligations of surgeons, end-of-life issues, and substitute decision making.
Each chapter includes realistic surgery-based cases, questions for discussion,
bioethics bottom line sections, learning objectives, suggested readings,
glossary, and additional resources. The book for instructors and practicing
surgeons also includes special analyses sections and additional questions for
discussion. Please note continuing
education credit (CME) is not available for this product.