This book sets the scene for the deliberations on ethics and its application to healthcare in the twenty-first century. The word ethics, in classical Greek, means the "beliefs of the people" the study of what is right and good in human conduct and the justification of such claims. Without a doubt this task is not simply about setting up a list of rights and wrongs. Rather, it is a discussion, a process that helps tease out the real issues and find and teach ethical solutions to complex practical problems. The centrality of the patient is of prime consideration in this book, and the health of the individual patient is the first consideration in the teaching considerations discussed.
Applied ethics in healthcare may have lost sight of what traditional ethics was trying to accomplish: a good life for good people over a lifetime in society with others. We must put biomedical ethics into perspective and develop a truly comprehensive approach to health care ethics. On the practical level, we need structures integrating givers ethical perspectives. But, there seems to be a gap and significant perception differences among healthcare providers' learning environments and actual professional situations. Hence, teaching ethics and healthcare providers values is important to bridge this gap.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 110
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
An examination of central matters of moral concern in medicine and the life sciences. The selected issues are considered in the contexts of moral justification and moral decision-making, with attention to fundamental matters of ethical theory.--Kevin C. Flynn, DMH, FACHE 1st Vice President- Mission Integration St. Joseph, Hospital Nashua New Hampshire; former administrator, Department of Medicine Einstein Healthcare Network, Ethics Committee and Inpatient Ethics Consult Team at Albert Einstein Medical Center
This book encourages teachers, students and other healthcare professionals to consider ethical and other existential issues related to the experience of disease, care, health policy and religion. The chapters advance the much needed attention to, ideas for, and most important toward a 21st century expression of ethical healthcare.--Richard Marfuggi, MD, Academic Director, The National Student Leadership Conference's Medicine and Health Programs; serves on the New Jersey State Medical Society's Bioethics Committee; former professor and lecturer at institutions around the country; Board member, Lighthouse Guild International
Transforming Healthcare Education is a rich collection of perspectives. The contributors guide informative, interesting, and at times provocative discussions that systematically examine important moral issues in healthcare ethics. You will learn something from these contributors...they will make you think.--Paul M. Wangenheim, MD, D.HM, MS, FACC. Cardiologist, Chairman of the Bioethics Committee SBMC; director, Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, St. Barnabas Medical Center
Perhaps the best explanations of the process for teaching narrative ethics within a medical humanities practice.--Sean Nevin, MFA, instructor of Literature of Medicine at Drew University; author, OBLIVIO GATE