Ethical Challenges in Health Care

Developing Your Moral Compass

Vicki Lachman, PhD, MBE, APRN (Editor)

 

Pub. Date: 6/2009

288 pp., Softcover

ISBN-13: 9780826110893

$60.00

 

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Description

Designated a Doody's Core Title!

Lachman successfully addresses the most important topics in health care ethics in this volume...The 20 chapters are divided logically and proceed onward from those dealing with the evolution of the philosophical basis for personal and organizational ethics...This text would be a highly useful resource for both undergraduate- and graduate-level health care ethics courses... Summing Up: Recommended. --Choice

This book is written for 'all healthcare professionals,' from those providing healthcare services to those administrating healthcare organizations. [It] offers a detailed account of the concept of moral courage within the context of healthcare delivery?.[and] offers clarity and advice on numerous ethical problems. --Doody's

Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone. -Nelson Mandela

As a health professional or health care leader, have you ever:

  • Had to address the problem of uninsured patients in your hospital?
  • Had to deliver bad news to patients and families?
  • Wanted to report an unethical colleague?

If so, you need this book on your bookshelf. Health care managers and professionals face serious ethical dilemmas like these every day. This book provides the knowledge, insight, strategies, and encouragement necessary for developing moral courage in health care practice, even in the face of adversity.

Lachman outlines both personal and organizational strategies to help nurses, physicians, physical therapists, and health care leaders develop moral courage, and face difficult ethical challenges in health care practice and management head-on. Lachman presents numerous, real-life case examples to illustrate skills and opportunities for developing moral courage in the workplace. Also included are tips for executives on how to develop their ethical leadership skills.

Key Features:

  • Presents guidelines for developing moral courage for organization leaders as well as for individual practitioners
  • Discusses topics of critical concern to nurses and physicians, including patient autonomy, informed consent, and the importance of truth-telling
  • Highlights pressing issues for health care leaders, including the uninsured in America, managing disruptive practitioners, and promoting patient safety
  • Includes guidelines for standing up and speaking out against unethical practices
  • Reiterates Key Points to Remember at the end of each chapter