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The text discusses the many ethical controversies encountered by those who work in the health care field. The book focuses on empowering readers to ask the right questions so they can feel comfortable examining the issues and making appropriate decisions.
Topics include confidentiality, family planning issues, euthanasia, allocation of scarce rescources, and many other dilemmas facing those practicing in health care.
Key features: Discussions of value and velief development offers the reader the background needed to weigh ethical dilemmas. Actual cases allow the reader to comtemplate situations and understand the results of decisions make. Critical thinking questions based on real-life situations allow the reader to relate the situations to thier own set of values and beliefs.