Monday, 23 March 2015

New books for the Etics & Law UoS

Dental ethics at chairside: professional principles and practical applications. / David T. Ozar. 2nd ed, Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2002.

An essential book for dentists, dental students, and all oral health care providers, this revised, updated, and expanded second edition includes vital, new material on confidentiality and patient records and on third-party payers and managed care.

Principles of biomedical ethics / Tom L. Beauchamp. 7th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

This text provides a highly original, practical, and insightful guide to morality in the health professions. Its authors thoroughly develop and advocate for four principles that lie at the core of moral reasoning in health care: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. Drawing from contemporary research--and integrating detailed case studies and vivid real-life examples and scenarios--they demonstrate how these prima facie principles can be expanded to apply to various conflicts and dilemmas, from how to deliver bad news to whether or not to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatments.

Health law in Australia / White, Benjamin Peter. 2nd ed, Pyrmont: Thomson Reuters Australia, 2014.

This 2nd edition takes a logical, structured approach to explain the breadth of this area of law across all Australian jurisdictions. By covering all the major areas in this diverse field it enhances the understanding of the discipline as a whole. The work begins with an exploration of the general principles of health law, including chapters on “Negligence”, “Children and Consent to Medical Treatment”, and “Medical Confidentiality and Patient Privacy”. The book goes on to consider beginning-of-life and end-of-life issues, before concluding with chapters on emerging areas in health law, such as medical research, genetic technologies and biotechnology.