Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 02 April 2020

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter considers ongoing challenges in applied health care ethics from an international perspective. The nature of these challenges focuses upon fundamental ethical processes such as clinical and surrogate decision-making and informed consent, considers duty to provide care in difficult circumstances, discusses issues involved in health care research, and moves into the realm of applying technological advances. Additionally, consideration of cultural diversity presents serious issues of relevance in attempting to apply ethical concepts within the Western philosophical tradition. Finally, we consider the emerging professional competence movement within psychology and the role of ethics in developing and maintaining functional practice competencies.

Keywords: Ethics, rehabilitation, diversity, cultural factors

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.