Medical Ethics For Dummies : A practical, insightful guide to the ethical standards of healthcare. In your career as a medical professional, you'll be responsible for convincing patients and their family members of the best course of action and treatment to follow. Packed with helpful information, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the knowledge you need to make the best ethical decisions in various situations - quickly and confidently. Discover how to protect your patients' privacy, how to communicate with them, and your obligation to uphold their rights. Find out how to work with patients who refuse medical care, disagree with your opinion, or have personal beliefs that limit the medical treatment they are willing to receive. Get guidance on how to apply medical ethics to topics such as abortion, parental involvement with minors, assisted reproduction, end-of-life care, and euthanasia. See what it takes to conduct ethical clinical research on animals and humans, what is required to enroll patients in clinical trials, and the ethical implications that arise in stem cell and genetic research.