Ethics in general practice a practical handbook for personal development
A working understanding of medical ethics is becoming ever more important to all practising doctors
Print Book, English, 2001
Radcliffe Medical Press, Abingdon, 2001
VII, 271 S.
Learning about ethics: why is it important? Professional duties: 'Trust me, I'm a doctor'. Confidentiality: 'Your secret is safe with me'. Screening in primary care: Whose risk is it anyway? Matters of the mind. The elements of consent: Information and understanding. Fertility: Making babies - the have and have nots. Children: 'When will I be old enough'. A good death: ethics an humanity at the end of life. Resource allocation: needs and wants. Looking forward: the advance of ethics in general practice. Appendix One: The Hippocratic Oath. Appendix Two: A modern Hipprocratic Oath. Appendix Three: Duties of the doctor. Appendix Four: The Human Rights Act 1998. Glossary. Further reading.