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Bioethics, Public Health, and the Social Sciences for the Medical Professions

An Integrated, Case-Based Approach

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  • An integrated, case-based approach to understanding how ethics, law, economics, public policy, social medicine, and population health impact both individual patients and populations

  • Presents nearly two dozen case vignettes addressing the full spectrum of patient populations, clinical settings, and disease pathologies, utilizing a consistent format and integrating six key themes

  • Includes question and answers for both individual study and group discussion, as well as a sample test for use in coursework

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • Amy E. Caruso Brown
      Pages 3-15
    3. Approaches to Using This Book

      • Amy E. Caruso Brown
      Pages 17-35
  3. Core Principles in Ethics and Public Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-37
  4. Community Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77
    2. “I Think I’m in Labor”

      • Jordana L. Gilman, Sarah Cumbie Reckess
      Pages 79-97
    3. “Why Does My Son Have Lead in His Blood?”

      • Travis R. Hobart
      Pages 99-122
  5. Healthcare Systems and Comparative Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. “Our Baby Is Turning Blue”

      • Caitlin M. Nye
      Pages 125-144
    3. “I Have a Touch of Sugar but I Can’t Afford My Meds”

      • Martha A. Wojtowycz, Ahmed A. Malik
      Pages 145-162
  6. Decision-Making for Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163
    2. “I Don’t Want My Child to Get Vaccines”

      • Manika Suryadevara, Joseph B. Domachowske
      Pages 165-184
  7. Trauma, Violence, and Mental Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205
    2. “He Has a Gun and Wants to Kill Himself”

      • Christopher R. Botash
      Pages 207-230
  8. Choices and Care at the End of Life

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 249-249

About this book

This unique textbook utilizes an integrated, case-based approach to explore how the domains of bioethics, public health and the social sciences impact individual patients and populations. It provides a structured framework suitable for both educators (including course directors and others engaged in curricular design) and for medical and health professions students to use in classroom settings across a range of clinical areas and allied health professions and for independent study. 

The textbook opens with an introduction, describing the intersection of ethics and public health in clinical practice and the six key themes that inform the book's core learning objectives, followed by a guide to using the book. It then presents 22 case studies that address a broad spectrum of patient populations, clinical settings, and disease pathologies. Each pair of cases shares a core concept in bioethics or public health, from community perspectives and end-of-life care to medical mistakes and stigma and marginalization. They engage learners in rigorous clinical and ethical reasoning by prompting readers to make choices based on available information and then providing additional information to challenge assumptions, simulating clinical decision-making. In addition to providing a unique, detailed clinical scenario, each case is presented in a consistent format, which includes learning objectives, questions and responses for self-directed learning, questions and responses for group discussion, references, and suggested further reading. All cases integrate the six themes of patient- and family-centered care; evidence-based practice; structural competency; biases in decision-making; cultural humility and awareness of the culture of medicine; and justice, social responsibility and advocacy. The final section discusses some challenges to evaluating courses and learning encounters that adopt the cases and includes a model framework for learner assessment.


Keywords

  • Bioethics
  • Decision-making
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Global health
  • Marginalization
  • Medical ethics
  • Patient-centered care
  • Population health
  • Public health
  • Public policy
  • Social medicine
  • Social responsibility
  • Structural competency

Editors and Affiliations

  • Center for Bioethics and Humanities and Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, USA

    Amy E. Caruso Brown

  • Departments of Pediatrics and Public Health and Preventive Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, USA

    Travis R. Hobart

  • Department of Interprofessionalism, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, USA

    Cynthia B. Morrow

About the editors

Amy E. Caruso Brown, MD, MSc, MSCS

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics

Syracuse, New York, USA

 

Travis R. Hobart, MD, MPH

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Syracuse, New York, USA

 

Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH

Department of Interprofessionalism

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Roanoke, Virginia, USA


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Bioethics, Public Health, and the Social Sciences for the Medical Professions

  • Book Subtitle: An Integrated, Case-Based Approach

  • Editors: Amy E. Caruso Brown, Travis R. Hobart, Cynthia B. Morrow

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03544-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-03543-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-03544-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 527

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Bioethics, Public Health

Buying options

eBook
USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-03544-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)