Values, Ethics and Health Care
- Peter Duncan - King's College London, UK
Other Health Specialties | Public Health
"[This book] offers frameworks and guidance that all health care workers will find stimulating and challenging and that all of them will benefit by considering." - Professor Linda Jones, Open University
Why is thinking about values and ethics a crucial component of health care training and practice? How can we go about engaging in such thinking?
Values, Ethics and Health Care responds to these essential questions. It examines key ethical frameworks and debates within the field of healthcare, locating them firmly in their social and occupational contexts. Guiding students through a range of dilemmas and difficulties encountered in health care practice with case studies and real-life examples, this lively text illustrates how to apply knowledge to professional practice and decision-making.
Key features of the book:
- Offers a critical and reflective understanding of health care ethics and values
- Presents an interprofessional approach
- Relates theory to 'everyday' ethics
- Includes student-friendly features such as real-life examples, 'thinking about' points and links to further reading.
The book will be essential reading for undergraduates taking modules in Values, Ethics and Professional Practice as part of health studies degree programmes. It will also be useful for postgraduates as well as practitioners in the field.
Helpful book for students to be able to gain some understanding of ethical issues in healthcare. Accessible and not too detailed so good for students who may struggle with a lot of reading.
The inter professional nature of this text suits the range of students on the course
Values and ethics texts are often hard going, not so this delightful, one by Peter Duncan. The use of case studies and his notion of 'ordinary' health care enable him to deliver a readable and accessible book with many layers. This then will take the reader into careful and reflective thinking and discourse that they might otherwise not have considered.
Excellent book which helps students and faculty discuss professional ethics from various angles. In doing so it not only helps us understand the contingent nature of ethics but also allows for the development of critical thinking per se.
This is a an excellent clear and concise book which really addresses ethics in nursing.
Good as a supplementary reading some issues pertinent to midwifery
This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about health and social care values. What I enjoyed about the book is the case examples used throughout to demonstrate how values can be applied in real settings. Some emphasis on ethical challenges faced by health care providers. Useful for a range of readers including A levels, undergraduate and post graduate students.
This book gives the undergraduate students a solid foundation for further studies in Healthcare Ethics.
In Values, Ethics and Health Care the authors have provided students with an accesible and managable introduction to the subject, allowing them the opportunity to develop essential knowledge and skills which are crucial for their academic and vocational development.
A highly valuable text which students from all health care professions can adapt into their own practice. I will be using this text with both paramedics and nurses.