A Casebook in Interprofessional Ethics

A Succinct Introduction to Ethics for the Health Professions

  • Jeffrey P. Spike
  • Rebecca Lunstroth

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jeffrey P. Spike, Rebecca Lunstroth
    Pages 11-17
  3. Jeffrey P. Spike, Rebecca Lunstroth
    Pages 19-29
  4. Jeffrey P. Spike, Rebecca Lunstroth
    Pages 31-44
  5. Jeffrey P. Spike, Rebecca Lunstroth
    Pages 45-51
  6. Jeffrey P. Spike, Rebecca Lunstroth
    Pages 53-89

About this book


The first ethics casebook that integrates clinical ethics (medical, nursing, and dental) and research ethics with public health and informatics.  The book opens with five chapters on ethics, the development of interprofessional ethics, and brief instructional materials for students on how to analyze ethical cases and for teachers on how to teach ethics.  In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare system, the cases in this book are far more realistic than previous efforts that isolate the decision-making process by professions as if each is not embedded in a larger context that involves healthcare teams, hospital policies, and technology. The central claim of this book is that ethics is an important common ground for all of the health professions.  Furthermore, when we recognize that our professions converge upon a common goal we will find less conflict and more pleasure in working together.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey P. Spike
    • 1
  • Rebecca Lunstroth
    • 2
  1. 1.Science CenterUniversity of Texas HealthHoustonUSA
  2. 2.McGovern CenterUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23768-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23769-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-8101
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-811X
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