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Drugs, Ethics, and Quality of Life: Cases and Materials on Ethical, Legal, and Public Policy Dilemmas in Medicine and Pharmacy Practice Hardcover – November 5, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0789028563 ISBN-10: 0789028565 Edition: 1st
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"Bruce White is the consummate clinical ethicist and perhaps the only scholar who could so dramatically vivify the triad of drugs, ethics and quality of life. . . . Liberates us from the usual unproductive, abstract 'methods,' offering instead a succession of thoughtful, provocative, and refreshingly non-partisan reflections on important legal cases. . . . Essential reading not only for students, but for practicing pharmacists, clinicians, bioethicists, health lawyers, pharmaceutical executives, public health workers, hospital administrators, and any person interested in learning how much fun serious inquiry can be." -- Griffin Trotter, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University

"Discussion of each topic is well balanced and comprehensively referenced... Of value to all who have an interest in healthcare ethics. In particular students and professionals in the field of medicine and pharmacy will find it useful because it is a source of carefully reasoned arguments addressing the major ethical issues of the day with excellent references for further reading." -- Alvin H. Moss, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Director, West Virginia University Center for Health

"Dr. White's analyses combine keen insights from ethics and law with the perspective of a health care provider at the bedside... Nowhere are the ethical and legal dilemmas of health care more apparent than in the settings that Bruce White examines... Thoughtful, in-depth analyses... Uses a rich selection of examples to probe the rights and obligations that physicians and pharmacists have in a decidedly second-best world." -- G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, University of Chicago

"The book for which teachers of pharmacy law and ethics have waited over the past decade, as the concept of pharmaceutical care has evolved, and as pharmacy education has come to embrace problem-solving and critical thinking... Comprehensive, insightful, and challenging... Takes on some of the most pressing social issues of the day, analyzing them from a perspective of traditional principle-based ethics, with a firm grasp of the responsibilities individual pharmacists have to the profession, society, patients, and themselves... Can be effectively used as the basis for teaching students the nature of legal and ethical problems in patient care and also the process to use in addressing those problems... A roadmap for the organization of pharmacy law and ethics as intellectually stimulating advanced college level coursework." -- David B. Brushwood, RPh, JD

About the Author

Bruce D. White, DO, JD, is a pharmacist, a board-certified pediatrician, and an attorney with fellowship training in clinical medical ethics. He came to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona from Nashville, Tennessee in March 2004 to join the general pediatrics residency faculty. Presently he serves as academic chair of the pediatrics department and directs the clinical ethics fellowship program for the hospital. He holds faculty appointments as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science in the College of Pharmacy, Tucson, Arizona; and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska. He also serves as Professor and Director of the campus-wide, interdisciplinary Healthcare Ethics and Law (HEaL) Institute at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. that offers online clinical ethics coaching, mentoring, and educational services to a pilot group of hospitals and ethics committee members nationwide --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 348 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (November 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789028565
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789028563
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,385,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Charles on April 14, 2013
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While this textbook has excellent examples of how bioethics affects numerous aspects of medicine and pharmacy, it is not an ideal source for learning the basic principles of bioethics. If the professor makes this a required textbook, then purchase it as a complement to your primary textbook. If it is an optional textbook, then select another textbook that will supplement a student's understanding of basic bioethical principles.
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