Ethical Problems in Emergency Medicine: A Discussion-Based Review
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Editor(s): John Jesus, Shamai A. Grossman, Arthur R. Derse, James G. Adams, Richard Wolfe, Peter Rosen
Published Online: 20 JUN 2012 05:07AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470673478
Online ISBN: 9781118292150
Series Editor(s): Peter Rosen, Shamai A. Grossman
About this Book
This book is designed to consolidate the relevant literature as well as the thoughts of professionals currently working in the field into a practical and accessible reference for the emergency medical technician, student, nurse, resident, and attending emergency physician. Each chapter is divided into four sections: case presentation, discussion, review of the current literature, and recommendations. Designed to serve simultaneously as a learning and reference tool, each chapter begins with a real case that was encountered in an ED setting. The case presentation is followed by a short discussion of the case, as if at a morbidity and mortality conference, by a panel of experienced attending physicians explaining how they would approach the ethical dilemmas associated with the case, and a review of the existing literature.