Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care

Published in fall 2017, Ethical Issues in Surgical Care is a definitive textbook on ethical issues in surgical practice. This unique resource defines the field of surgical ethics as it has evolved over the past decade, provides a foundation for understanding many of the central ethical issues in surgical practice, and organizes the essential principles in a practical way that promotes application to surgical care. The 400-page, hardbound book was developed under the auspices of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education and the Committee on Ethics. The editors have compiled 21 chapters that address the broad areas of the surgeon-patient relationship, the surgeon and the surgical profession, and the surgeon and society. Written by experts in surgical ethics, chapters focus on the unique circumstances of surgeons and the practice of surgery. Case scenarios are included to ground the ethical discussions in the realities of clinical practice.

Topics include the distinctive aspects of surgical ethics, surgical judgment and uncertainty, a toolbox for surgical ethics, duties and obligations of surgeons, informed consent, disclosure, end-of-life issues, surgical innovation, conflicts of interest, ethics in surgical research and publication, mentor-mentee relationships, teaching surgical ethics, errors, organ transplant patients, and global challenges in ethics. 

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply concepts of ethics to surgical care approaches
  • Assess best surgical care decisions based on sound principles of ethics.

Contact

  • If you have questions, please contact ACS Customer Service at 312-202-5474 or Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate Director, ACS Division of Education, at pblair@facs.org.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org.

Course summary
Course opens: 
11/27/2018
Course expires: 
11/30/2019

Editors and Contributors

Editors

Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, JD, FACS (Hon.)
Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS
Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS

Associate Editor

Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH

Contributing Authors

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS
Karen J. Brasel, MD, MPH, FACS
Sharmila Dissanaike, MD, MBBS, FACS
Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, MTS
Marleen Eijkholt, PhD, LLB/LLM
Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, JD, FACS (Hon.)
Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP
Scott B. Grant, MD, MBE
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
Catherine J. Hunter, MD, FACS, FAAP
Thomas M. Krummel, MD, FACS
Alexander J. Langerman, MD, SM, FACS
Grace S. Lee, MD, MSME
Parth K. Modi, MD 
Samantha A. Moore, MD, PhD
Jukes P. Namm, MD, FACS
Stephen F. O’Neill, LICSW, BCD, JD
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon.), FRCS (Eng.)(Hon.), FRCS (Ed.)(Hon.)
Richard B. Reiling, MD, FACS
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Baddr A. Shakhsheer, MD
Mark Siegler, MD, MACP
Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS
Puneet Singh, MD
Michael J. Solomon, MD, FACS
Lance K. Stell, MA, PhD, FACFE
Malini D. Sur, MD
Alexander H. Toledo, MD
Anji E. Wall, MD, PhD
Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS 
Richard I. Whyte, MD, MBA, FACS

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 38 credits meets the requirements for Self- Assessment.

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Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/27/2018
Course expires: 
11/30/2019
 
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