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Professional Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A comprehensive, accessible approach to the everyday ethical challenges faced in obstetric and gynecological practice. Offering practical guidance for practitioners at all levels, the text also provides a sustained exploration of professional ethics in the intersection of obstetrics and gynecology with psychiatry. Drawing on their award-winning teaching, the authors start each chapter with goals, objectives, topics, and a list of key concepts, which are defined in a separate section. Chapters cover a multitude of topics, from pregnancy and the quest for the 'perfect' baby to end-of-life care - all underpinned by the need for professionally responsible research, advocacy, and health policy. Professional Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynecology is an indispensable resource for both trainee and practicing obstetricians and gynecologists. A chapter devoted solely to pedagogy in professional ethics in obstetrics and gynecology supports the readers' learning and those with or without formal training in ethics to teach students, residents, and colleagues.

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‘The book covers important topics including induced abortion and feticide, the ethical concept of the fetus as a patient and conscientious objection ... It is fair to say that parts of the book will be best suited to those with a working knowledge of medical ethics and the terminology it employs.’

Aarthi Mohan Source: The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

‘The book includes an extensive glossary of key concepts. The authors also provide the historical context for modern practice, recognizing the inherent imbalance of power in the practitioner/female patient relationship, and emphasizing the need for continued professional guidance to create a culture of shared respect and commitment to ethical morality in this practice. An excellent reference for midwives, nurse practitioners, medical students, residents, and OB/GYN physicians/specialists.’

S. W. Gustafson Source: Choice

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