American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery

Edited by Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, FACS

Two special volumes with all the components needed to help surgeons and residents

  • examine the ethical underpinnings of clinical practice
  • address the ethics issues they face every day caring for patients


  • Practicing surgeons, surgical trainees, and surgeon educators


  • Framework for considering ethical issues in clinical surgery
  • Competition of interests
  • Truth telling and the surgeon-patient relationship
  • Confidentiality
  • Professional obligations of surgeons
  • End-of-life issues
  • Substitute decision making

Features of Each Chapter

  • Realistic surgery-based cases
  • Questions for discussion
  • Analyses of cases and questions
  • Bioethics bottom line
  • Suggested readings
  • Learning objectives
  • Glossary and additional resources

The 150-page, softbound book is designed for course instructors and includes special analyses sections, and additional discussion questions and resources. Individual users will also find the book valuable and CME credit is available. A companion, 80-page, spiral-bound manual is designed for use with residents.

Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Instructors and Practicing Surgeons

ACS Members - $55  Nonmembers - $95

Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Residents, a companion manual

ACS Members - $20 Nonmembers - $30

Continuing Medical Education Credit

ACS Members - $25 Nonmembers - $45

CME test is available here:

Combination package of one book for Instructors and Practicing Surgeons with five manuals for Residents
To order a combination package, please call 312-202-5474.

ACS Members - $110 Nonmembers - $195

CME Information (40K PDF)