Dental Practice

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1. Asking Dr Diamond to defend his policy 2. Consulting with other staff to see if they concur that the practice is unacceptable and jointly asking Dr Diamond to permit…

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Duty to Treat

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The AIDS epidemic has posed so many controversial ethical issues for dentistry that virtually all of the important problems of this book could be addressed in the context of bloodborne…

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in Academic Life

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Schools of dentistry, like other academic settings, provide a context for many ethical problems, including cheating on examinations, stealing books and school property, and straightforward physical abuses. In addition, dental…

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Lies

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In the cases in chapter 8, dentists faced the problem of whether to respect the autonomous choices of patients, especially when the dentists had reason to believe that their patients…

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Critical Concepts

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1. Treatment alternatives and their risks and benefits 2. Who will perform the treatment and what the charges will be 3. Differing views of treatment options held by other dentists…

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Is Owed to the Patient

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1. One possibility is that he could approach the problem by holding himself accountable to the standard of quality that his colleagues similarly situated would have provided. Then, if he…

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Relation of Benefits and Harms

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Ethical problems in dentistry, like ethical problems in general, can sometimes be approached by looking at which general principles are at stake. Two of the most obvious are that actions…

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