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. 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

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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

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