Ethics And Professionalism In Healthcare

Author: Sabine Salloch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317141318
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Recent social developments, such as demographic change, skill shortages and new medical technologies, have necessitated a transition in the traditional roles of health-care professions. New forms of division of labour and inter-professional health-care education are emerging while at the same time ethical challenges, such as corruption and conflicts of interest, have to be mastered. This book addresses historical, conceptual and empirical aspects of professionalism and inter-professionalism in health care from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The work is divided into five sections: historical and societal aspects of health care professions; learning and teaching medical professionalism; transformation of health care professions; professional leadership and team decision-making in health care; and ethical challenges to health care professionalism. The final chapter integrates the main ideas and perspectives on health-care professionalism which have been developed throughout the book and highlights how the work in the diverse disciplines is interrelated. The book will be a valuable reference for the many researchers and students with an interest in medical ethics, professionalism and comparative systems of healthcare.

Current And Future Immunosuppressive Therapies Following Transplantation

Author: Mohamed H. Sayegh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402000188
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This title provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art summary of current and future immunosuppressive strategies in transplantation, with emphasis on the basic science mechanisms and clinical applicability of these strategies. The uniqueness of this book is the inclusion of up-to-date information on the basic mechanisms of actions of the immunosuppressive drugs as well as a summary of the clinical trials data and the potential use of these drugs in clinical organ transplantation. In addition to describing the various immunosuppressive strategies, the book has three special features, including immunosuppression in xenotransplantation, gene therapy approaches, and transplantation tolerance. A group of outstanding investigators have been assembled to write the chapters. The book is intended for the transplant professional and the specialist who wants to stay abreast of the current status of immunosuppression in organ transplantation. The book is also useful for basic scientists who work in the field of transplantation immunology.

Transplantation Surgery

Author: Nadey Hakim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781852332860
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It is like a fairy story! Or at least a beautiful epic, a truly significant page in the history of medicine, a staggering scene in which several actors come into play, both fundamentalists and clinical practitioners, eager to place all these new developments at the disposal of those suffering from ill health. Everyone is passionate about their work, be it providing new knowledge or perfecting new therapeutic methods. Man has always been fascinated by the possibility of replacing a damaged organ with a healthy one. Several attempts have been made over the centuries, and some miracles have been reported, such as those of Saint Damien and Saint Come as illustrated by Fra Angelico. The modern saga, however, started more modestly on the mouse. It is on the mouse that the first tissue group was discovered; yet the study of human tissue groups could only be carried out on a human. One human must be subjected to the thousands of tests that have enabled us to unravel the extraordinary complexity of the HLA system.

Transplantation Of The Liver

Author: Ronald W. Busuttil
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN:
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Here is a comprehensive text on liver transplantation, edited by two respected leaders in the field. It presents important information on technical refinements, immunosuppression agents, new molecular biology techniques, and cellular transplantation. Sections focus on patient evaluation of both children and adults, immunology of liver transplantation, the operation, unusual operative problems, liver transplant pathology, immunosuppression, survival and results, and the impact of transplantation on health care.

Transplantation Of The Pancreas

Author: Rainer W.G. Gruessner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387005898
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Although pancreas transplants have been performed for more than 30 years, the last few years have witnessed significant growth in the options available for pancreas transplantation as well as subtantial improvements in outcome. It is therefore appropriate that a new text summarize the recent advances and put forth the standard of future care. Transplantation of the Pancreas, edited by Drs. Gruessner and Sutherland fulfills this mission by providing a state-of-the-art, definitive reference work on pancreas transplantation for transplant surgeons and physicians as well as for endocrinologists, diabetologists, nephrologists, and neurologist. The editors, from the renowned University of Minnesota Transplant Division and the Diabetes Institute, have assembled a group of renowned experts to provide an all inclusive overview of pancreas transplantation. The text features insights on the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and the limitations of nontransplant treatments, highlights experimental research and clinical history of pancreas transplantation, and compares and contrasts different surgical procedures. The discussions detail the broad spectrum of posttransplant complications and their treatments, which frequently require skills in general, vascular, and laparoscopic surgery, interventional radiology, critical care, and infectious disease. Chapters on immunosuppression, immunology, pathology, long-term outcome, quality of life, and cost-effectiveness focus on issues unique to pancreas recipients. Evolving areas, such as pretransplant evaluation of pancreas transplant candidates, living donation, and the current status of islet transplantation are discussed. Augmented by more than 280 illustrations, including full color line drawings created exclusively for the text, this book is the standard reference for all transplant professionals as well as all physicians caring for diabetic patients.

Total Burn Care

Author: David N. Herndon
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416032746
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Using an integrated, "team" approach, leading authority David N. Herndon, MD, FACS explains how to meet the clinical, physical, psychological, and social needs of every burn patient - and thus achieve optimal recovery and rehabilitation. The 3rd Edition of this definitive reference covers all of the latest advances in the treatment of burns...features new a full-color layout with new color illustrations and clinical photographs. Compiled and edited by one of the world's leading authorities on the management of patients with burns. Discusses the management of burn patients from their initial presentation through long-term rehabilitation. Addresses the clinical, physical, and social needs of the burn patient and emphasizes a multi-faceted, "team approach" to treatment. Covers how to devise integrated treatment programs for different groups of patients, such as elderly and pediatric patients. Uses color illustrations and clinical photographs throughout for the first time-incorporating the illustrative strengths of Barret & Herndon's Color Atlas of Burn Care to provide you with a single source of definitive guidance on diagnosis and management. Presents new chapters on barotrauma and inhalation injury · the tissue bank · the role of exercise · and the use of dermal templates and burn scar resurfacing. Offers fresh perspectives from more than 50% new authors. With more than 100 additional contributing experts