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Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees, third edition

Among the most effective and increasingly valued resources in the health care decision-making process is the institutional ethics committee. The Joint Commission (TJC) accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations in the United States, including hospitals, nursing homes, and home care agencies. As a condition of accreditation, TJC requires health care organizations to have available a standing multidisciplinary ethics committee, composed of physicians, nurses, attorneys, ethicists, administrators, and interested lay citizens. Many of these committees are well meaning but may lack the information, experience, skills, and formal background in bioethics needed to effectively address the range and complexity of the ethical issues that arise in clinical and organizational settings.

Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees was conceived in 2007 to address the myriad responsibilities assumed by ethics committees. Using sample cases and accessible language, Linda Farber Post and Jeffrey Blustein explored applied bioethics, including informed consent and refusal, decision making and decisional capacity, truth telling, care at the beginning and end of life, palliation, justice in and access to health care services, and organizational ethics.

In the third edition, Post and Blustein have thoroughly updated and reorganized the content and expanded the scope of the material, with special attention to changes in the health care landscape since the second edition was published in 2015. They also focus on communication between and among patients, care providers, and families, the demands of professionalism, the essential role that ethics committees can and should play, and how their effectiveness and value can be assessed. An entirely new chapter examines research ethics. The book also addresses the challenging ethical issues raised by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This guide remains an essential resource for all health care ethics committee and their members.

About the Authors

Linda Farber Post (SADDLE RIVER, NJ) is the former director of bioethics at Hackensack University Medical Center and a former associate professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Jeffrey Blustein (BROOKLYN, NY) is the Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics and a professor of philosophy at the City College of New York.

Reviews

"Drawing from considerable expertise and experience, the authors write in a clear and engaging style . . . Essentially, the handbook creates a framework of resources for those committees assessing their own work. The authors serve their audience well and this book is a valuable addition to the library of every healthcare ethics committee."—Doody's Review Service, reviewing a previous edition

"Straightforward writing, and generous use of case studies make it a book that any non-specialist with interest in the field would find compelling."—American Reference Books Annual, reviewing a previous edition

"A strong work based on meticulous research and the wisdom of years of experience . . . Highly recommended."—Choice, reviewing a previous edition

"Thick with useful information, this multifaceted handbook relays dispatches from the health care front . . . The authors have indeed met their goal and provided a needed resource."—Metapsychology, reviewing a previous edition

"A very useful background tool for introductory instruction in bioethics . . . Does an excellent job."—Journal of Long Term Home Health Care, reviewing a previous edition

"This easily readable, ethically astute book will be extremely useful to the providers in all clinical fields, not just those in pure medicine. It is a must-carry for all libraries covering health care services and human rights."—Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, reviewing a previous edition

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