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[An eighteen-month-old girl’s death from dehydration in 2010 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore provides a sobering example of the need for interprofessional ethics training. In a New York Times interview, Dr. Peter Pronovost, medical director of the Quality and Safety Research Group at the...
[Casebooks have long been a staple in programs of professional education that place a high value on the development of critical thinking and clinical judgment in practical decision making. They appear in curricula in a variety of forms, typically involving the common elements of a narrative: a...
[Ethics is not the same thing as morality. For one thing, morality is more of a matter of accepted social conventions or religious traditions, without the requirement of any rational, empirical, or scientific justification. In fact, moral stances can appear somewhat arbitrary when they are...
[For clinical ethics, the model used most often, even if it is less a theory than a practical compromise, is called “the four principles.” Tom Beauchamp and James Childress first popularized this approach in their 1979 book, Principles of Biomedical Ethics. They have continued to develop this...
[This chapter offers a model of how to approach an ethical problem and produce an ethical argument, that is, make a well justified or sound recommendation in a case analysis, for an essay on a test or for a paper in a course. It also includes a model grading rubric which can be used by teachers...
[This chapter offers 30 cases for discussion. Each one involves professionals from different fields confronting a shared situation, with the intent of provoking a constructive dialogue about what each professional can contribute to reaching an ethical solution. Some cases only involve two...
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