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Palliative MedicineA case-based manual$
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Doreen Oneschuk, Neil Hagen, and Neil MacDonald

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199694143

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.001.0001

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An approach to ethical issues

An approach to ethical issues

(p.175) Chapter 14 An approach to ethical issues
Palliative Medicine

Eugene Bereza

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a case study to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to deal with ethical issues. It describes a four-step approach to appreciating and resolving ethical issues in clinical care that involves identifying the ethical dilemmas; gathering all of the pertinent information; analyzing the information in the context of the dilemma; and prioritizing recommendations and articulate supporting argumentation.

Keywords:   palliative care, ethical dilemmas, ethical issues, clinical ethics, patient care

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