Each chapter includes an ethical challenge presented as a clinical case scenario that readers may relate to in their daily practice of anesthesiology and surgery. The ethical issues surrounding each chapter’s content are examined in an easily understandable manner for the specific target audience to improve the understanding and management of ethical dilemmas in patient care. Informed consent issues for the adult and pediatric patient, perioperative considerations of do-not-resuscitate orders, ethical issues of drug shortages, transplantation ethics, surgical care of patients and futility, conscientious objection, informed consent and disclosure of surgeon experience, and research and publication ethics are included and based on the experience of the Editor and the roster of contributors. 1. Informed Consent: Pediatric Patients, Adolescents, and Emancipated Minors.- 2. Preoperative Testing: Ethical Challenges, Evidence-Based Medicine and Informed Consent.- 3. Informed Consent and the Disclosure of Surgeon Experience.- 4. Perioperative Considerations of Do Not Resuscitate and Do Not Intubate Orders in Adult Patients.- 5. Pediatric Patients: Do Not Resuscitate Decisions.- 6. Ethical Care of the Children of Jehovah’s Witnesses.- 7. Fatigue and the Care of Patients.- 8. Conscientious Objection.- 9. Ethical Implications of Drug Shortages.- 10. Ethical Challenges in High-Risk Innovative Surgery.- 11. Professionalism in the Operating Room.- 12. Honesty in the Perioperative Setting: Error and Communication.- 13. Futility and the Care of the Perioperative Patient.- 14. End-of-Life Issues: Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices.- 15. End-of-Life Issues: Spirituality.- 16. Ethics in Research and Publication.- 17. Ethics and Evidence Regarding Animal Subjects Research: Splitting Hares- or Swallowing Camels?.
“The book takes a standard approach of using clinical case scenarios. Case scenarios are designed to hook the reader, to show clinical application, and to reinforce central points. … It is a well-written and thorough survey, and it is a terrific book to base an introductory course in perioperative ethics. I recommend it to those who are beginning to participate in clinical ethics. … this book is well suited for the episodic nature of trainee education found in academic medicine.” (David B. Waisel, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 123 (4), October, 2016)
“This is a collection of articles on a wide range of issues particular to the disciplines of surgery and anesthesiology and the unique relationship they share. Each chapter starts with a case scenario that is discussed and analyzed within its own specific context. … the book is intended for medical professionals, both in practice and in training, as well as educational institutions and hospital committees. This is an effective educational tool for all these audiences, including nonphysicians.” (Brandy M. Fox, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2016)
Dr. Jericho practices anesthesiology at The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System where she is Associate Director and Director of Education of the Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation Clinic and Medical Director of Autotransfusion. At the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Dr. Jericho is an active member of the Committee on Medical Ethics, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, and Medical Center Safety Committee. In the Department of Anesthesiology, she participates on the Education, and Simulation Committees. At the state and national level, Dr. Jericho is a Delegate of the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists, Alternate Councilor of the Chicago Medical Society, and Associate Faculty Member of Faculty of 1000. Dr. Jericho has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters. She has delivered local and national presentations related to bioethics. She is an ad hoc reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Jericho has a well-established track record in mentoring medical students and residents, and a strong interest in education, research, medical ethics, and patient safety.
This book aims to educate and render clinical ethical principles more understandable and accessible to all medical staff in surgical disciplines as well as anesthesiology, educational institutions and hospital ethics committees
Case-based approaches in this book will help the reader relate to real life ethical situations
This book is written by highly experienced international contributors with unparalleled academic calibre