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J. Snyder and C. Gauthier. Evidence-based Medical EthicsCases for Practice-based Learning

J. Snyder and C. Gauthier. Evidence-based Medical EthicsCases for Practice-based Learning • • • PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS VOLUME 2 NUMBER 1 2009 117–118 117 Book Review J. Snyder and C. Gauthier. Evidence-based Medical case, the United States (Holm, 1995: 333), and cannot Ethics—Cases for Practice-based Learning.Totowa, therefore be easily accommodated by other systems. NJ: Humana Press, 2008. 240 pp. ISBN: 978-1-60327- Given the focus of the law and the ethics, it is difficult to 245-2 see how this book could be a staple anywhere outside the United States. “It is our hope that the reader will enjoy the mystery- The book aims to encourage the development of eth- solving style that each case offers...” ical problem solving skills. Relying on Beauchamp and Snyder and Gauthier have taken a very interesting, Childress undermines this goal. One of the most widely and surprisingly seductive, approach to teaching med- made criticisms of the four principles is that they offer ical ethics. The book is based around 25 case studies no guidance on how to go about the process of moral designed to highlight the types of ethical dilemmas that reasoning (Holm, 1995: 336). Nor are there any crite- healthcare practitioners could expect to face. Each case ria for identifying relevant moral considerations (Holm, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Public Health Ethics Oxford University Press

J. Snyder and C. Gauthier. Evidence-based Medical EthicsCases for Practice-based Learning

Public Health Ethics , Volume 2 (1) – Apr 1, 2009

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Oxford University Press
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The Author 2009. Published by Oxford University Press. Available online at www.phe.oxfordjournals.org
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Book Review
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1754-9973
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1754-9981
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• • • PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS VOLUME 2 NUMBER 1 2009 117–118 117 Book Review J. Snyder and C. Gauthier. Evidence-based Medical case, the United States (Holm, 1995: 333), and cannot Ethics—Cases for Practice-based Learning.Totowa, therefore be easily accommodated by other systems. NJ: Humana Press, 2008. 240 pp. ISBN: 978-1-60327- Given the focus of the law and the ethics, it is difficult to 245-2 see how this book could be a staple anywhere outside the United States. “It is our hope that the reader will enjoy the mystery- The book aims to encourage the development of eth- solving style that each case offers...” ical problem solving skills. Relying on Beauchamp and Snyder and Gauthier have taken a very interesting, Childress undermines this goal. One of the most widely and surprisingly seductive, approach to teaching med- made criticisms of the four principles is that they offer ical ethics. The book is based around 25 case studies no guidance on how to go about the process of moral designed to highlight the types of ethical dilemmas that reasoning (Holm, 1995: 336). Nor are there any crite- healthcare practitioners could expect to face. Each case ria for identifying relevant moral considerations (Holm,

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Public Health EthicsOxford University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2009

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