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August 16, 1995

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians

Author Affiliations

Evanston Hospital Evanston, Ill

JAMA. 1995;274(7):587-588. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530070085042

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Dr Bernard Lo, the author of Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians, declares in his preface that "the goal of this book is to help clinicians resolve the mundane ethical issues in patient care as well as the dilemmas that keep them awake at night." I am persuaded that Dr Lo has achieved his goal and that, indeed, he delivers another important benefit: clinicians who sleep untroubled by concerns over ethical issues in their practice of medicine will, if they read and reflect upon this book, be sensitized to the fact that every aspect of clinical medicine confronts the health care worker with daily ethical issues.

As professor of medicine and director of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Dr Lo is eminently qualified to produce a guide for clinicians in the resolution of ethical dilemmas, and he has done

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