Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.
The introduction to the sixth edition of Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine informs the reader that “clinical ethics is a practical discipline” dealing with medical practice “embedded in a moral context.” The well-respected authors contend that clinical ethics can help resolve ethical disagreements in medical practice, and the growth of clinical ethics consultation certainly supports this contention. They intend their work for a broad audience, including students, clinicians, and any others who might serve on an institutional ethics committee, thus further enhancing the evolving discipline of clinical ethics.
Fine RL. Clinical Ethics. JAMA. 2006;296(15):1905-1910. doi:10.1001/jama.296.15.1905-b