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Ethical Issues in Anesthesiology and Surgery


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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?.

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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.


"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)

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