Should scientists be prohibited from altering the DNA that we pass on to our children? Should we put human genes into pigs and transgenic pig organs into humans? Should we teach medical students how to carry out euthanasia? Should parents have the right to circumcise their male babies? Should we limit access to new reproductive technologies on the basis of age, sexual orientation or family status? Dr. Margaret Somerville takes a look at these and other challenging questions in The Ethical Canary and comes up with some even more challenging answers.
Includes index and bibliographical references: p. 303-320.
Discusses appropriate behaviours when health care workers are working with disabled people. Four modules cover the topics of: privacy issues; relationships and affection; intimate care; practice guidelines for managers and administrators. The videos and workbook may be used for self-study or in a group setting.
This code of ethics for registered nurses is a statement of the ethical committments of Canadian nurses to those they serve. It has been developed by nurses for nurses and sets forth the ethical standards by which nurses are to conduct their nursing practice.
Tension - between efforts to make medical practice more scientific and the suspicions of many clinicians - has caused one of the greatest practical and ethical challenges in the history of the health professions. This book reviews the history and conceptual origins of evidence-based practice and discusses key ethical issues that arise in clinical practice, public health and health policy