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Clinical Ethics in Anesthesiology: A Case-Based Textbook

Clinical Ethics in Anesthesiology: A Case-Based Textbook

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Ethical issues facing anesthesiologists are more far-reaching than those involving virtually any other medical specialty. In this clinical ethics textbook, authors from across the USA, Canada and Europe draw on ethical principles and practical knowledge to provide a realistic understanding of ethical anesthetic practice. The result is a compilation of expert opinion and international perspectives from clinical leaders in anesthesiology. Building on real-life, case-based problems, each chapter is clinically focused and addresses both practical and theoretical issues. Topics include general operating room care, pediatric and obstetrical patient care, the intensive care unit, pain practice, research and publication, as well as discussions of lethal injection, disclosure of errors, expert witness testimony, triage in disaster and conflicts of interest with industry. An important reference tool for any anesthesiologist, whether clinical or research-oriented, this book is especially valuable for physicians involved in teaching residents and students about the ethical aspects of anesthesia practice.

Author: Gail A. Van Norman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 10/28/2010
Pages: 298
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 9.60h x 7.30w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780521130646

Review Citation(s):
Reference and Research Bk News 04/01/2011 pg. 348

About the Author
Van Norman, Gail A.: - Gail A. Van Norman is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Ethics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.Jackson, Stephen: - Susan K. Palmer is Staff Anesthesiologist and Patient Safety Committee Chair, Oregon Anesthesiology Group (OAG), and Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Co-Chair, Anesthesia Business Group (ABG), Eugene, OR, USA.Rosenbaum, Stanley H.: - Steve Jackson is Chief of Staff (retired), Department of Anesthesiology, and Chair of the Bioethics Committee, Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose, CA, USA.
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