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Ethical and Legal Issues in Modern Surgery

Ethical and Legal Issues in Modern Surgery Author Nadey Hakim
ISBN-10 9781783266098
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 444
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Over the last quarter of a century, the fields of medical ethics and of legal issues related to medical practice have rapidly developed for a number of reasons. Firstly, the provision of healthcare nowadays is based on a complicated partnership between healthcare providers, patients, administrators and organizations responsible for providing finance; this complicated partnership frequently results in clashes of views, opinions, and priorities, which have a major ethical and legal dimension. Secondly, a major event of the 21st century is the development of multicultural societies; healthcare-related decisions thus have to be made on the background of so many different ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages, resulting in a great spectrum of ethical and legal implications. Thirdly, in the modern world, people are more mobile and can easily and cost-effectively seek treatment outside of their country of origin or residence, which raises many ethical and legal issues. Lastly, the development of new medical specialties, modern and advanced treatments for very challenging patients, and the introduction of new technologies in medical practice have dramatically broadened the spectrum of ethical and legal issues related to medical practice. This book will therefore aim to cover in detail general principles and specific issues related to the ethical and legal dimensions of modern surgical practice.

Surgery For Benign Oesophageal Disorders

Surgery For Benign Oesophageal Disorders Author Simic Aleksandar P
ISBN-10 9781786344137
Release 2017-11-10
Pages 312
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the full spectrum of benign oesophageal disorders with an emphasis on surgical approaches. There are now new, sophisticated diagnostic methods and endoscopic treatment modalities which represent the high level of innovation within the field. These innovations are assimilated here through evidence-based chapters, written by practitioners and experts in their specific subjects. Some of the topics include gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's oesophagus, oesophageal motility disorders, oesophageal diverticula, oesophageal caustic injuries, and discussion of minimally invasive surgery. This comprehensive, practical overview is suitable not only for medical students or residents interested in gastroenterology and gastroenterological surgery, but also for clinicians and practitioners. Contents: Perspectives of Surgery for Benign Esophageal Diseases (Ivan Cecconello and Wanderley Marques Bernardo)Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Richard Ricachenevsky Gurski, Guilherme da Silva Mazzini and Vinicius Jardim Campos)Innovations in Minimally Invasive Therapy of GERD (Sebastian F Schoppmann, Ivan Kristo and Martin Riegler)Reflux Strictures and Short Esophagus (Luis Durand) Surgical Management of Paraesophageal Hernia (Emanuele Asti, Andrea Sironi and Luigi Bonavina)Failed Anti-Reflux Surgery (Steven R DeMeester)Definition and Significance of Barrett's Esophagus (Stephen Attwood)Endoscopic Therapy for Barrett's Esophagus: Who and How? (Ivan Kristo, Martin Riegler and Sebastian F Schoppmann)Current Treatment Strategies in Barrett's Esophagus (Ognjan Skrobić, Aleksandar P Simić and Predrag Peško)Chicago Classification: Impact of HRM on the Diagnosis and Management of Esophageal Motility Disorders (Fernando A Herbella, Francisco Schlottmann and Marco G Patti)Is There a Role for Endoscopic Therapy in Achalasia? (Mario Costantini, Renato Salvador and Stefano Merigliano)POEM in the Treatment of Primary Esophageal Motility Disorders (Charles J Rayner, Nima Abbassi-Ghadi and Giovanni Zaninotto)Surgical for Achalasia (Aleksandar P Simić, Ognjan M Skrobić and Predrag M Peško)Management of Esophageal Epiphrenic Diverticula (Donald van der Peet) Minimally Invasive Management of Benign Esophageal Tumors and Cysts (Stefano Siboni, Tommaso Bosetti and Luigi Bonavina)Management of Caustic Gastroesophageal Injuries (Mircea Chirica, Thibault Voron and Pierre Cattan)Contemporary Management of Iatrogenic and Non-iatrogenic Esophageal Injuries (Alberto Aiolfi, Kenji Inaba and Luigi Bonavina) Readership: Medical students or residents interested in gastroenterology and gastroenterological surgery, but also for clinicians and practitioners in the same field. Keywords: Oesophageal Surgery;Barrett's Oesophagus;Oesophageal Diverticula;POEM;Achalasia;Gastroenterology;Gastroenterological SurgeryReview:0

Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology

Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology Author Robert M. Taylor
ISBN-10 9780128080634
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 472
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Clinical ethics is the application of ethical theories, principles, rules, and guidelines to clinical situations in medicine. Therefore, clinical ethics is analogous to clinical medicine in that general principles and concepts must be applied intelligently and thoughtfully to unique clinical circumstances. The three major ethical theories are consequentialism, whereby the consequences of an action determine whether it is ethical; deontology, whereby to be ethical is to do one’s duty, and virtue ethics, whereby ethics is a matter of cultivating appropriate virtues. In the real world of medicine, most people find that all three perspectives offer useful insights and are complementary rather than contradictory. The most common approach to clinical ethical analysis is principlism. According to principlism, the medical practitioner must attempt to uphold four important principles: respect for patient autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice. When these principles conflict, resolving them depends on the details of the case. Alternative approaches to medical ethics, including the primacy of beneficence, care-based ethics, feminist ethics, and narrative ethics, help to define the limitations of principlism and provide a broader perspective on medical ethics.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology

Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology Author James L. Bernat
ISBN-10 9780444535047
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 472
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Advances in our understanding of the brain and rapid advances in the medical practice of neurology are creating questions and concerns from an ethical and legal perspective. Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology provides a detailed review of various general aspects of neuroethics, and contains chapters dealing with a vast array of specific issues such as the role of religion, the ethics of invasive neuroscience research, and the impact of potential misconduct in neurologic practice. The book focuses particular attention on problems related to palliative care, euthanasia, dementia, and neurogenetic disorders, and concludes with examinations of consciousness, personal identity, and the definition of death. This volume focuses on practices not only in North America but also in Europe and the developing world. It is a useful resource for all neuroscience and neurology professionals, researchers, students, scholars, practicing clinical neurologists, mental health professionals, and psychiatrists. A comprehensive introduction and reference on neuroethics Includes coverage of how best to understand the ethics and legal aspects of dementia, palliative care, euthanasia and neurogenetic disorders Brings clarity to issues regarding ethics and legal responsibilities in the age of rapidly evolving brain science and related clinical practice

An Introduction to Robophilosophy

An Introduction to Robophilosophy Author Spyros G. Tzafestas
ISBN-10 9788793609884
Release 2016-08-15
Pages 344
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Modern robots have arrived at a very matured state both in their mechanical / control aspects and their mental aspects. An Introduction to Robophilosophy explores the philosophical questions that arise in the development, creation, and use of mental – anthropomorphic and zoomorphic- robots that are capable of semiautonomous / autonomous operation, decision making and human-like action, being able to socially interact with humans and exhibit behavior similar to human beings or animals. Coverage first presents fundamental concepts, and an overview of philosophy, philosophy of science, and philosophy of technology. The six principal mental capabilities of modern robots, namely cognition, intelligence, autonomy, consciousness, conscience, and ethics are then studied from a philosophical point of view. They actually represent the product of technological embodiment of cognitive features to robots. Overall, readers are provided a consolidated thorough investigation of the philosophical aspects of these mental capabilities when embedded to robots. This book will serve as an ideal educational source in engineering and robotics courses as well as an introductory reference for researchers in the field of robotics, and it includes a rich bibliography.

Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law Author Margaret Otlowski
ISBN-10 0198259964
Release 1997
Pages 564
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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Author Jennifer L. Minigh
ISBN-10 0313338949
Release 2007
Pages 251
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Addresses the issues relating to sports medicine, including steroid use and liability issues

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals Author George D Pozgar, MBA, CHE
ISBN-10 9781284087314
Release 2014-12-01
Pages 530
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Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is a concise and practical guide to legal and ethical dilemmas facing healthcare professionals in the real-world today. Thoroughly updated and featuring new case studies, this dynamic text will help students to better understand the issues they will face on the job and the implications in the legal arena. With contemporary topics, real-world examples, and accessible language, this comprehensive text offers students an applied perspective and the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals provides an effective transition from the classroom to the reality of a clinical environment. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition provides the reader with a clear understanding of the law and ethics as they relate to health care dilemmas and the proper foundation to make good decisions in the delivery of patient care. The practical application of ethic

Essentials of Law Ethics and Professional Issues in CAM E Book

Essentials of Law  Ethics  and Professional Issues in CAM   E Book Author Julie Zetler
ISBN-10 9780729579704
Release 2011-11-03
Pages 304
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A pioneering local textbook covering curriculum requirements for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. Legal, ethical, and professional practice issues are essential curriculum components of all Complementary and Alternative Medicine courses. Statutory bodies, professional associations, educational institutions and accreditation authorities require the incorporation of such content into CAM study. This has created the need for a definitive guide written specifically for Australian students according to CAM curriculum requirements. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is the only local textbook which deals comprehensively with legal, ethical and professional practice issues for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. This timely medical text takes a multidisciplinary approach, and is written by authors who are both academics and practitioners, with contributing authors for individual CAM modalities. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is ideal for students, trainees and even practitioners in various modalities, including naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, osteopathy, chiropractic and western herbal medicine. presents a combined solution for professional practice courses which cover legal, ethical and professional practice considerations is the only local book to address these issues for modalities considered by COAG for regulation and registration designed to meet the needs of CAM students at Diploma, Bachelor and Coursework Masters levels case studies, alert boxes, tips and explanations contained throughout includes integrative practice considerations

An Introduction to Health Care Ethics

An Introduction to Health Care Ethics Author Michael R. Panicola
ISBN-10 9780884899440
Release 2007
Pages 310
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An ideal introduction to health care ethics for students who are unfamiliar with the subject area. Author-ethicists Michael Panicola, David Belde, John Paul Slosar, and Mark Repenshek have crafted a text grounded in rich theological and philosophical traditions and presented in an engaging manner. This text provides students with an understanding of the foundational aspects of health care ethics and leads them into a discussion of contemporary issues through the use of timely and challenging case studies. A unique focus on discernment and decision making brings the material to life for students.

Crash Course Medical Ethics and Sociology E Book

Crash Course Medical Ethics and Sociology   E Book Author Andrew Papanikitas
ISBN-10 9780723437864
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 192
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Medical ethics, sociology and epidemiology rarely arouse one's passion and can, as minor subjects within a busy curriculum, find themselves ignored by vast swathes of students. However, recent times have seen not only a greater general understanding of these subjects but also a greater appreciation of their role within modern medical practice. In addition, these subjects are increasingly appearing in exams and, more importantly, they will crop up in every field and at every level of future working lives. In writing this book, the authors hope to provide a springboard from which students can develop a reasoned ethical approach to dilemmas as and when they present, both within their practice of medicine and in the exam situation. The sociology and public health sections aim to provide key information on the theories and studies that have helped to shape the practice of these disciplines - topics that are all too often unacknowledged by medical students and doctors alike. In doing so, the authors hope to provide the essential facts on these subjects without leaving readers to wade through irrelevant material. It is hoped that all students might begin to enjoy evidence (as well as experience)-based medicine and appreciate its importance regardless of the medical or surgical careers that they pursue. More than 80 line artworks, tables and boxes present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements Contains ‘common exam pitfalls’ as advised by faculty Crash Courses also available electronically! Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar!

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals Author George D. Pozgar
ISBN-10 9780763790509
Release 2009-11-04
Pages 426
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Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals is a concise and practical guide to legal and ethical dilemmas facing health care professionals today. This book will help the reader to better understand the issues they will face on the job and its implications in the legal arena. This text presents contemporary topics with a real world perspective and allows the student to develop critical thinking skills.

Cottrell and Young s Neuroanesthesia

Cottrell and Young s Neuroanesthesia Author James E. Cottrell
ISBN-10 9780323086318
Release 2016-10-24
Pages 480
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Cottrell's Neuroanesthesia 5th Edition, edited by James E. Cottrell, MD, FRCA and William L. Young, MD, delivers the complete and authoritative guidance you need to ensure optimal perioperative safety for neurosurgical patients. Integrating current scientific principles with the newest clinical applications, it not only explains what to do under any set of circumstances but also why to do it and how to avoid complications. Comprehensive updates reflect all of the latest developments in neurosurgical anesthesia, and contributions from many new experts provide fresh insights into overcoming tough clinical challenges. New co-editor William L. Young, MD joins James E. Cottrell, MD, FRCA at the book's editorial helm, providing additional, complementary expertise and further enhancing the book's authority. New chapters keep you current on interventional neuroradiology, anesthetic management of patients with arteriovenous malformations and aneurysms, awake craniotomy, epilepsy, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and pregnancy and neurologic disease. Comprehensive updates reflect all of the latest developments in neurosurgical anesthesia, and contributions from many new experts provide fresh insights into overcoming tough clinical challenges. Comprehensive and broad coverage of all important aspects of neuroanesthesia, including special patient populations, enables you to find reliable answers to any clinical question. Chapters written by neurointensivists, neurosurgeons, and radiologists provide well-rounded perspectives on each topic. A consistent, logical organization to every chapter makes answers easy to find quickly. Clear conceptual illustrations make complex concepts easier to understand at a glance.

Health Law Medical Ethics for Healthcare Professionals

Health Law   Medical Ethics for Healthcare Professionals Author James F. Allen
ISBN-10 0135027993
Release 2011-12-27
Pages 242
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Conversational, relevant, and engaging, HEALTH LAW AND MEDICAL ETHICS, 1/e is today's most effective introduction to health law and medical ethics. The only book of its kind, it combines a visual, engaging, and modern design with scrupulous accuracy about the law, reflecting the author's experience as a legal professional. It addresses the most recent trends in law and ethics, treating both areas with equal depth and insight, and demonstrating their deep interconnections. Coverage includes: how the law works; responsibilities of healthcare professionals; medical records, insurance, torts, and negligence; ethical decision-making; the beginning and end of life; bioethics; the future of healthcare, issues associated with diversity, and much more. Pedagogical features include many case studies and case analyses, Legal Alert and “Concept Application” boxes, discussion questions, and a glossary.

Perioperative Nursing E Book

Perioperative Nursing   E Book Author Lois Hamlin
ISBN-10 9780729578875
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 850
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This new text discusses the roles and responsibilities of those working within the perioperative environment in Australia and New Zealand. It highlights the changing face of perioperative nursing and gives an overview of key concepts including anaesthetic, intraoperative and postanaesthesia recovery care; day surgery and endoscopy. Professional development and medico-legal aspects are also discussed. This is an introductory text which will appeal to a broad market from trainee enrolled nurses; to undergraduate nursing students doing a perioperative clinical placement; to postgraduate students of perioperative nursing. Registered nurses working within or preparing to work within this area, as well as other operating room staff such as anaesthetic technicians will also find this text invaluable.

Introduction to Medicines Management in Nursing

Introduction to Medicines Management in Nursing Author Alison Spires
ISBN-10 1844458466
Release 2011-02-07
Pages 200
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Managing medicines can seem a daunting prospect for new nursing students, but is a crucial skill they must develop from day one to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports first-year, pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed for progression into the second year. It is structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters, providing a clear introduction to law, calculations, administration, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues applied to medicines management. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

The Codification of Medical Morality

The Codification of Medical Morality Author R.B. Baker
ISBN-10 0792335295
Release 1995-10-31
Pages 241
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Like many novel ideas, the idea for this volume and its predecessor arose over lunch in the cafeteria of the old Wellcome Institute. On an atternoon in Sept- ber 1988, Dorothy and Roy Porter, and I, sketched out a plan for a set of conf- ences in which scholars from a variety of disciplines would explore the emergence of modern medical ethics in the English-speaking world: from its pre-history in the quarrels that arose as gentlemanly codes of etiquette and honor broke down under the pressure of the eighteenth-century "sick trade," to the Enlightenment ethics of John Gregory and Thomas Percival, to the American appropriation process that culminated in the American Medical Association's 1847 Code of Ethics, and to the British turn to medical jurisprudence in the 1858 Medical Act. Roy Porter formally presented our idea as a plan for two back-to-back c- ferences to the Wellcome Trust, and I presented it to the editors of the PHI- LOSOPHY AND MEDICINE series, H. Tristram Engeihardt, Jr. and Stuart Spicker. The reception from both parties was enthusiastic and so, with the financial backing of the former and a commitment to publication from the latter, Roy Porter, ably assisted by Frieda Hauser and Steven Emberton, - ganized two conferences. The first was held at the Wellcome Institute in - cember 1989; the second was sponsored by the Wellcome, but was actually held in the National Hospital, in December 1990.