Clinical ethics in anesthesiology : a case-based textbook [E-Book] / edited by Gail A. Van Norman ; co-editors, Stephen Jackson, Stanley H. Rosenbaum, Susan K. Palmer.
Van Norman, Gail A., (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
1 online resource (xx, 298 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Consent and refusal
  • Informed consent: respecting patient autonomy
  • Informed refusal: DNR orders in the patient undergoing anesthesia and surgery, and at the end of life
  • Informed refusal
  • the Jehovah's Witness patient
  • Surrogate decision-making
  • Informed consent and the pediatric patient
  • Do not resuscitate decisions in pediatric patients
  • Consent in laboring patients
  • Maternal-fetal conflicts: Cesarian delivery on maternal request
  • Consent for anesthesia for procedures with special societal implications: psychosurgery and electroconvulsive therapy
  • Ethical use of restraints
  • The use of ethics consultation regarding consent and refusal
  • Consent and cultural conflicts: ethical issues in pediatric anesthesiologists' participation in female genital cutting
  • Communitarian values in medical decision-making: Native Americans
  • Informed consent for perioperative testing: pregnancy testing and other tests involving sensitive patient issues
  • End-of-life issues
  • The principle of double effect in palliative care: euthanasia by another name?
  • Surgical interventions near the end of life: 'therapeutic trials'
  • Withholding and withdrawing life support in the intensive care unit
  • Discontinuing pacemakers, ventricular assist devices and implanted cardioverter-defibrillators in end-of-life care
  • Brain death
  • Ethical issues in organ donation after cardiac death
  • Revising the uniform anatomical gift act: the role of physicians in shaping legislation
  • Physician aid in dying and euthanasia
  • Pain management
  • Ethical considerations in interventional pain management
  • Conjoining interventional pain management and palliative care: considerations for practice, ethics and policy
  • Opioid therapy in addicted patients: background and perspective from the United Kingdom
  • Opioid therapy in addicted patients: background and perspective from the United States
  • Research and publication
  • Ethics in anesthesiology research using human subjects
  • Animal subjects research part I: do animals have rights?
  • Animal subjects part II: ethics of animal experimentation
  • Ethical function of human subjects review boards: a United States perspective
  • Research with vulnerable patients such as children and prisoners
  • The ethics of research on pain and other symptoms for which effective treatments already exist
  • Quality improvement initiatives: when is quality improvement actually a form of human subjects research?
  • Conflicts of interest in research funding
  • Publication ethics: obligations of authors, peer-reviewers and editors
  • Practice Issues
  • The impaired anesthesiologist
  • addiction
  • The impaired anesthesiologist
  • sleep deprivation
  • Ethical considerations regarding the disabled anesthesiologist
  • The abusive and disruptive physician
  • Sexual harrassment, discrimination and faculty-student intimate relationships in anesthesia practice
  • Conflicts of interest
  • industry gifts to physicians
  • Disclosure of medical errors in anesthesiology practice
  • Physician conscientious objection in anesthesiology practice
  • Anesthesiologists, the State, and Society
  • The ethics of expert testimony
  • Ethical principles regarding physician response to disasters: pandemics, natural disasters and terrorism
  • Triage in civilian mass casualty situations
  • Triage and treatment of wounded during armed conflict
  • Physician facilitation of torture and coercive interrogation
  • Physician participation in execution.