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Ethics in Pediatrics

Achieving Excellence When Helping Children

  • Ian Mitchell
  • Juliet R. Guichon
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Background to Pediatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ian Mitchell, Juliet R. Guichon
      Pages 3-48
    3. Ian Mitchell, Juliet R. Guichon
      Pages 63-76
  3. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Ian Mitchell, Juliet R. Guichon
      Pages 79-116
    3. Ian Mitchell, Juliet R. Guichon
      Pages 117-159
  4. Everyday Issues

  5. Special Situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Ian Mitchell, Juliet R. Guichon
      Pages 339-357
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      Pages 359-389
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  6. Conclusion – Looking Toward the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. Ian Mitchell, Juliet R. Guichon
      Pages 443-455

About this book

Introduction

This book offers easy access to the everyday ethics problems that occur in the medical care of children. It contains practical guidance on how physicians and other healthcare practitioners may manage both straightforward and complex ethics problems.  The book provides a readable and comprehensive introduction to ethics issues for beginners and is also extremely valuable to experienced practitioners.This work covers important "classical" ethical issues such as privacy, confidentiality, truth telling, and discusses the elements of the relationships that might exist between parents and healthcare providers.  However, the book also provides a resource for new and emerging areas of bioethics.  These include issues arising in the new population of children who are beginning to survive the neonatal and infant periods with a multitude of problems – “children with medical complexity".  Finally, it also includes a section on the advantages and pitfalls of social media use.


Keywords

ethics in pediatrics background to pediatrics ethical guidelines ethics and helping children healthcare ethics medical ethics pediatric ethics problems medical care of children introduction to ethics classical ethical issues pediatric bioethics training in bioethics

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian Mitchell
    • 1
  • Juliet R. Guichon
    • 2
  1. 1.Alberta Children’s Hospital and Cumming School of MedicineCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Cumming School of MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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