Short description In Values-Based Health Care, celebrated ethics scholar David Seedhouse presents a ground-breaking practical approach to ethical decision-making in health care, based on the position that decisions must be based on both evidence and values. The book makes a compelling case for honesty in health care planning and clearly outlines the personal and social-and therefore ethical-imperatives of decision-making. Seedhouse reviews the most common decision-making approaches-from the most quantitative to the most qualitative-and explains, with examples, how each may be used to make effective, practical decisions.
From the contents About the Author.
PART ONE: MR SPOCK'S MISTAKE.
Chapter One. The Limits of Reason.
Chapter Two. The Dominance of Values.
PART TWO: THE BIG PICTURE.
Chapter Three. The Truth about Relativism.
Chapter Four. How to Turn Values into Evidence.
Chapter Five. Goodbye Ethics Experts - The Democratic Promise of Values-Based Decision-Making.