Foundations of health care ethics: Theory to practice

Joanne Grainger (Editor), Janis T. Ozolins (Editor)

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In order to provide the highest level of care to patients and clients, health professionals need a sound knowledge and understanding of healthcare ethics. Foundations of Healthcare Ethics: Theory to Practice focuses on the philosophical concepts underpinning contemporary ethical discourse for health professionals, and arms both students and professionals with the knowledge to tackle situations of moral uncertainty in clinical practice. Specially written to provide an in-depth study into the theoretical foundations of healthcare ethics, it covers a range of normative ethical theories, from virtue ethics to utilitarianism, while also investigating their application to contemporary issues in health care and society. It provides opportunities for self-directed learning, and presents questions and case studies to facilitate engagement and discussion. Foundations of Healthcare Ethics provides both students and professionals with an understanding of the philosophy governing healthcare ethics in order to help provide a better level of care to all patients and clients.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPort Melbourne, Vic
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages277
ISBN (Print)9781107639645
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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