Ethics in Medicine

Ethics in Medicine

Ethics in Medicine

Ethics in Medicine

Synopsis

Noted neurosurgeon and author Milton D. Heifetz has made the tough decisions in tragic, often anguishing situations. As a member of hospital ethics committees for many years, Dr. Heifetz found that discussions of complex issues -- many involving urgent matters of life and death -- were all too often clouded by tradition, dogma, and gut reactions. A comprehensive moral foundation with the flexibility to respond to often rapidly changing circumstances is desperately needed if health-care professionals are to confront head-on the daily questions of medical ethics. Dr. Heifetz offers this moral grounding to help all who must make difficult medical choices: physicians, nurses, patients, families, and policy makers struggling to develop substandve rules for medical conduct.

"It is valuable to have a distinguished physician share his candid judgments on key medical issues ..". -- Journal of the History of Medicine

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