Pharmacoethics by P-TaylorFrancis


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CRC Press Pharmacy Education

Author: David A. Gettman
Author: Dean Arneson

Due to the changing nature of the practice of pharmacy, today's pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists,
and researchers are faced with an increasing amount of ethical dilemmas. Pharmacoethics: A Problem
Based Approach not only introduces the current ethical issues, it also provides decision making tools
that can be applied to any ethical issue that may arise in the future. The authors have identified seven
clinical and research ethical competencies that pharmacists will face in their practice: professional
responsibility, patient's rights, privacy and confidentiality, truth telling, reproductive ethics, distributive
justice, and research ethics. They present 18 problem-based learning cases drawn from the literature and
developed around these competencies. These cases use ill-structured ethical problems to demonstrate
the types of dilemmas found in modern pharmaceutical practice and help readers acquire the critical
decision making and communication skills they need to deal with them. Unlike most texts that
concentrate only on ethical principles and ethical decision-making, this book goes a step further. It
demonstrates how to use motivational interviewing techniques to work through difficult ethical situations
and attain a positive clinical, behavioral, and social outcome. Exploring issues that range from
professional responsibility to patient's rights, Pharmacoethics: A Problem Based Approach provides a
framework for developing the critical set of patient-related skills necessary for the practice of pharmacy.

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