A Casebook in Interprofessional Ethics

A Succinct Introduction to Ethics for the Health Professions


Author: Jeffrey P. Spike,Rebecca Lunstroth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319237691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 89

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The first ethics casebook that integrates clinical ethics (medical, nursing, and dental) and research ethics with public health and informatics. The book opens with five chapters on ethics, the development of interprofessional ethics, and brief instructional materials for students on how to analyze ethical cases and for teachers on how to teach ethics. In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare system, the cases in this book are far more realistic than previous efforts that isolate the decision-making process by professions as if each is not embedded in a larger context that involves healthcare teams, hospital policies, and technology. The central claim of this book is that ethics is an important common ground for all of the health professions. Furthermore, when we recognize that our professions converge upon a common goal we will find less conflict and more pleasure in working together.

Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics

Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases


Author: Robert M. Veatch,Amy M. Haddad,Dan C. English

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199946563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 1843

The most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of its kind, Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases, Second Edition, explores fundamental ethical questions arising from real situations faced by health professionals, patients, and others. Featuring a wide range of more than 100 case studies drawn from current events, court cases, and physicians' experiences, the book is divided into three parts. Part 1 presents a basic framework for ethical decision-making in healthcare, while Part 2 explains the relevant ethical principles: beneficence and nonmaleficence, justice, respect for autonomy, veracity, fidelity, and avoidance of killing. Parts 1 and 2 provide students with the background to analyze the ethical dilemmas presented in Part 3, which features cases on a broad spectrum of issues including abortion, mental health, experimentation on humans, the right to refuse treatment, and much more. The volume is enhanced by opening text boxes in each chapter that cross-reference relevant cases in other chapters, an appendix of important ethical codes, and a glossary of key terms.

A Digest of English Civil Law: General, by Edward Jenks


Author: Edward Jenks,William Geldart,Sir William Searle Holdsworth,Robert Warden Lee,Sir John Charles Miles

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Linguistic Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition


Author: Susan M. Gass,Jacquelyn Schachter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521378116

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 296

View: 2567

This volume explores how a second language is acquired and what learners must do in order to achieve proficiency. The paperback edition is a collection of original essays that approaches second language acquisition from a linguistic rather than a sociological, psychological, or purely pedagogical perspective. A wide range of viewpoints and approaches is represented. The essays in this book provide an incisive analysis of how a second language is acquired and what the second language learner must do mentally to achieve proficiency in another language. The chapters are arranged topically from those covering the broad area of theories of acquisition to those focusing specifically on syntax, semantics, pragmatics, lexicon, and phonology in another language.

Ethics and Professionalism


Author: John Kultgen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812202540

Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

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John Kultgen explores the ways morality and professional ideals are connected. In assessing the moral impact of professionalism in our society, he examines both the structure and organization of occupations and the ideals and ideology associated with professions. Differing from standard treatments of professional ethics, Ethics and Professionalism recognizes that it is the practices within the professions that determine whether rules and ideals are used as masks for self-interest or for genuinely moral purposes.

Anna the Prophetess


Author: Dr Arietta S. Grimmett

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781681426846

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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There is little given on the woman Anna. We know she was married a few short years and was a prophetess who served God for several years in the temple. But what was her childhood life, her short-lived marriage, or her life at the temple like? We can only speculate. And how did she know who Jesus was when she looked upon His face? Again, we can only speculate. This author has come up with an exciting novel of the life of Anna.

Ethicmentality - Ethics in Capitalist Economy, Business, and Society


Author: Michela Betta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401775907

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

View: 6940

Ethicmentality is an innovative book. It blends ethics with mentality to capture the interdependence of ethical life and social life creatively. The book is also innovative because of the way this interdependence is explored. By focusing on practical ethical behavior in today’s economy, business, and society, Michela Betta has advanced an understanding of ethics freed from the burden of moral theory. By introducing a new type of analysis this book also contributes to methodological innovation. Familiar issues are revisited through the notion of ethicmentality. Capitalist economy is presented in terms of a mentality embedded in society, culture, and politics. Government is revealed as mentality about how to govern economically through market freedom rather than human rights. The rise of the financial economy is described as challenging the traditional capitalist mentality of equal opportunities. A money mentality around debts and owing is perceived as having replaced credit and owning, and the rise of corporation managers as having destroyed the old mentality of ownership. Ethicmentality shows the potential of constructive critique from economic, business, and society perspectives. It also breaches traditional limits by developing the idea of ethical capital and entrepreneurial ethics. Ethical thinking is infused with the Aristotelian notion of virtues and moderation to reflect about modern work. Ethicmentality helps us see the complexity of social and personal life. Given the pervasive nature of mentality and ethics’ focus on individual deliberation, ethicmentality represents their productive combination, a new blend for ethical and social analysis.

Biological Determinism, Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Insights from Genetics and Neuroscience


Author: Chris Willmott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319303910

Category: Philosophy

Page: 84

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This book examines the way in which new discoveries about genetic and neuroscience are influencing our understanding of human behaviour. As scientists unravel more about the ways in which genes and the environment work together to shape the development of our brains, their studies have importance beyond the narrow confines of the laboratory. This emerging knowledge has implications for our notions of morality and criminal responsibility. The extent to which “biological determinism” can be used as an explanation for our behaviour is of interest to philosophers reflecting on the free will versus determinism debate. It also has repercussions for the criminal justice system; in courtrooms around the world, defence lawyers are beginning to appeal to genetic and brain imaging data as grounds for finding their clients not guilty. Can a defendant’s genes or the structure of his brain be used as an excuse for his behaviour? Is criminality “hardwired”? Is it legitimate to claim “I couldn’t help it, my genes made me do it”? This book appeals to anyone interested in the link between behaviour and genetics, the science and philosophy of moral responsibility and/or criminal law.​

Causal Overdetermination and Contextualism


Author: Esteban Céspedes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319338013

Category: Philosophy

Page: 86

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This work explains how different theories of causation confront causal overdetermination. Chapters clarify the problem of overdetermination and explore its fundamental aspects. It is argued that a theory of causation can account for our intuitions in overdetermination cases only by accepting that the adequacy of our claims about causation depends on the context in which they are evaluated.The author proposes arguments for causal contextualism and provides insight which is valuable for resolution of the problem. These chapters enable readers to quickly absorb different perspectives on overdetermination and important theories of causation, therefore it is a work that will have a broad appeal.

Responsibility in Science and Technology

Elements of a Social Theory


Author: Simone Arnaldi,Luca Bianchi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658110147

Category: Philosophy

Page: 103

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The present volume elucidates the scope of responsibility in science and technology governance by way of assimilating insights gleaned from sociological theory and STS and by investigating the ways in which responsibility unfolds in social processes. Drawing on these theoretical perspectives, the volume goes on to review a ‘heuristic model’ of responsibility. Such a model provides a simple, tentative, though no less coherent analytical framework for further examining the idea of responsibility, its transformations, configurations and contradictions.

You Talk, I’ll Listen


Author: Nancy Brinkley Weems

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490857362

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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So often people pray and wonder if their prayers, or even thoughts, have been lost to the atmosphere. Nancy Brinkley Weems came to a relationship with Christ as an adult with many questions. Not wanting “man’s” answers, she sought out God’s voice. When a friend read a God conversation, she was taken aback that someone would freely chat with God and hear from Him directly. In You Talk, I’ll Listen, Nancy Brinkley Weems will use her teaching skills and knack for bringing new information in at a level that anyone can grasp. Sharing her battles of spiritual growth through growing up, and growing old; chatting with God about the trials in life, including losing her husband of thirty-eight years, and hearing God’s voice are some of the themes of this book. God spoke us into existence and is still speaking to us now. “I have to say I was amazed with this book. I found it amazing that you so honestly bared the truth of your soul and your relationship with God, so that others could find theirs.” ––Angela Lowe, New Smyrna Beach, Florida “God uses you to speak to others, and he is allowing that to happen in a very meaningful way. Your words, which I believe are inspired by God, have provided insight and comfort during a tragic time in my life.” –– Lauren Canary,Physician’s Assistant, Wauchula, Florida

The Meaning of Evil


Author: James Sias

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137568224

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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In this book, James Sias investigates the psychologies of those who have acted in ways widely regarded as evil, and uses this psychological data as a basis for developing his own theory of evil. Sometimes, he claims, an action is so horrific and despicable that a term like “wrong” seems to fall short of capturing its moral status. Likewise, occasionally a person’s character is corrupt in such a way that ordinary trait terms like “selfish” or “insensitive,” or more general labels like “bad” or “immoral,” seem inadequate. In such cases, we often resort to calling the person or action “evil.” But what does this term mean? What is it that makes a person or action morally evil? Taking a cue from Hannah Arendt, Sias argues that this sort of evil is essentially a matter of regarding others as “morally superfluous.” In other words, evil is a matter of utter moral disregard. In the course of developing and defending this view, Sias also describes and critiques a number of prominent theories of evil proposed by philosophers in recent years.

Ethics and Epidemiology


Author: Steven Scott Coughlin,Tom L. Beauchamp,Douglas L. Weed

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195322932

Category: Medical

Page: 315

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Written by epidemiologists, ethicists and legal scholars, this book provides an in-depth account of the moral problems that often confront epidemiologists, including both theoretical and practical issues. The first edition has sold almost three thousand copies since it was published in 1996. This edition is fully revised and includes three new chapters:Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice, Ethical Issues in Genetic Epidemiology, and Ethical Issues in International Health Research and Epidemiology. These chapters collectively address important developments of the past decade. Three chapters from the first edition have also been reorganized: Ethicall Optimized Study Deisgns in Epidemiology, Ethical Issues in Epidemiologic Research with Children, and The Ethics of Epidemiologic Research with Older Populations. Instead of standing alone, these chapters have been integrated into chapters on informed consent, confidentiality and privacy protection, and community-based intervention studies.

Descriptive Ethics

What does Moral Philosophy Know about Morality?


Author: Nora Hämäläinen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137586176

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

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This book is an investigation into the descriptive task of moral philosophy. Nora Hämäläinen explores the challenge of providing rich and accurate pictures of the moral conditions, values, virtues, and norms under which people live and have lived, along with relevant knowledge about the human animal and human nature. While modern moral philosophy has focused its energies on normative and metaethical theory, the task of describing, uncovering, and inquiring into moral frameworks and moral practices has mainly been left to social scientists and historians. Nora Hämäläinen argues that this division of labour has detrimental consequences for moral philosophy and that a reorientation toward descriptive work is needed in moral philosophy. She traces resources for a descriptive philosophical ethics in the work of four prominent philosophers of the twentieth century: John Dewey, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Michel Foucault, and Charles Taylor, while also calling on thinkers inspired by them.

History of Economic Rationalities

Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority


Author: Jakob Bek-Thomsen,Christian Olaf Christiansen,Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen,Mikkel Thorup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319528157

Category: Philosophy

Page: 140

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This book concentrates upon how economic rationalities have been embedded into particular historical practices, cultures, and moral systems. Through multiple case-studies, situated in different historical contexts of the modern West, the book shows that the development of economic rationalities takes place in the meeting with other regimes of thought, values, and moral discourses. The book offers new and refreshing insights, ranging from the development of early economic thinking to economic aspects and concepts in the works of classical thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Karl Marx, to the role of economic reasoning in contemporary policies of art and health care. With economic rationalities as the read thread, the reader is offered a unique chance of historical self-awareness and recollection of how economic rationality became the powerful ideological and moral force that it is today.

Comparative Empirical Bioethics: Dilemmas of Genetic Testing and Euthanasia in Israel and Germany


Author: Aviad E. Raz,Silke Schicktanz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331932733X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 121

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This book is a comprehensive, empirically-grounded exploration of the relationship between bioethics, culture, and the perspective of being affected. It provides a new outlook on how complex “bioethical” issues become questions of everyday life. The authors focus on two contexts, genetic testing and end-of-life care, to locate and demonstrate emerging themes of responsibility, such as self-responsibility, responsibility for kin, and the responsibility of society. Within these themes, the duty to know versus the right not to know one's genetic fate (in the context of genetic testing), or the sanctity of life versus self-determination (in the context of end of life care) are identified as culturally embedded dilemmas that are very much relevant for lay persons. Furthermore, cultural factors such as religion, history, utopian and dystopian views of biomedical technologies, outlooks on the body and on health/illness, and citizenship are examined. Health issues are increasingly becoming a question of assessing risk and responsibility: How can we better prepare ourselves for the future? We all make such assessments in a way that combines personal inclinations, professional recommendations, and cultural framings. There is still much to be learned about the interplay between these three dimensions.

Bioethical Insights into Values and Policy

Climate Change and Health


Author: Cheryl C. Macpherson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319261673

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

View: 7841

Changes in earth’s atmosphere, oceans, soil, weather patterns, and ecosystems are well documented by countless scientific disciplines. These manifestations of climate change harm public health. Given their goals and social responsibilities, influential health organizations recognize health impacts compounded by geography, social values, social determinants of health, health behaviors, and relationships between humans and environments primarily described in feminist ethics and environmental ethics. Health impacts are relevant to, but seldom addressed in bioethics, global health, public policy, or health or environmental policy. This book is the first to describe cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic factors that influence the regional significance of these impacts and frame them for bioethics and policy analyses.

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

A Guide for Clinicians


Author: Bernard Lo

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469826062

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 8074

Now in its Fifth Edition, this respected reference helps readers tackle the common and often challenging ethical issues that affect patient care. The book begins with a concise discussion of clinical ethics that provides the background information essential to understanding key ethical issues. Readers then explore a wide range of real-world ethical dilemmas, each accompanied by expert guidance on salient issues and how to approach them. The book’s two-color design improves retention of material for visual learners. An accompanying website lets readers access the full text, along with features designed to reinforce understanding and test knowledge. New to the Fifth Edition: This edition includes new discussions of ethical issues as they relate to clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based medicine, electronic medical records, genetic testing, and opioid prescription. The book also includes an increased focus on ethical issues in ambulatory care. Readers will also find more detailed analysis of cases, more examples of ethical reasoning, more highlight pages relating clinical ethics to emergency medicine, oncology, palliative care, and family medicine. Also new are discussions of quality improvement and use of advance care planning rather than advance directives.

100 Cupboards (100 Cupboards Book 1)


Author: N. D. Wilson

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780375849862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4107

Readers who love Percy Jackson, the Unwanteds, and Beyonders will discover that 100 cupboards mean 100 opportunities for adventure! The bestselling and highly acclaimed 100 Cupboards series starts here. What dangers are locked behind the cupboard doors? Henry isn’t brave, but when he hears a thumping and scratching on the other side of his bedroom wall, he can’t ignore it. He scrapes off the plaster and discovers mysterious doors—cupboards of all different shapes and sizes. Through one he sees a glowing room and a man strolling back and forth. Through another he sees only darkness and feels the cold sense that something isn’t right. When his cousin Henrietta boldly travels into the worlds beyond the cupboards, it’s up to Henry to follow her. Now that he’s opened the doors, can he keep the evil inside from coming through? "A must-read series." —The Washington Post