ABSTRACT

Explores the ethical issues faced by GPs in their everyday practice, addressing two central themes; the uncertainty of outcomes and effectiveness in general practice and the changing pattern of general practitioners' responsibilities.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction

ByChristopher Dowrick, Lucy Frith

part Part I|77 pages

Themes

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

Uncertainty and Responsibility

ByChristopher Dowrick

chapter Chapter 2|13 pages

Evidence-Based Medicine and General Practice

ByLucy Frith

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Ethico-Legal Dilemmas within General Practice

Moral Indeterminacy and Abstract Morality
ByLen Doyal

chapter Chapter 4|11 pages

The General Practitioner and Confidentiality

ByJean McHale

chapter Chapter 5|12 pages

Patient-Centredness

A History
ByCarl May, Nicola Mead

chapter Chapter 6|12 pages

Ethics and Postmodernity

BySam Smith

part Part II|69 pages

Topics

chapter Chapter 7|20 pages

The Ethics of Prescribing

ByColin Bradley

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Depression in General Practice

ByRoger Higgs

chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

Advance Directives

ByAngus Dawson

chapter Chapter 10|15 pages

The Ethics of Research in General Practice

ByRoger Jones