USMLE Medical Ethics 100 Cases PDF

ISBN:ISBN-13: 978-1419542091
ISBN-10: 1419542095
Author:Conrad Fisher


The world’ most popular board review series brings its latest edition on medical ethics; Kaplan Medical USMLE Medical Ethics: The 100 Cases You Are Most Likely to See on the Test (Kaplan USMLE) Original Edition PDF. Written for USMLE Step 2 and Step 3 test takers, the book covers legalities and issues in medical practice. Its Comprehensive text includes topics of autonomy, confidentiality, informed consent, and euthanasia, to name a few. The 100 cases on medical ethics prepare you for all kinds of situations that can be tested on the exam.

Table of Contents

Introduction and how to use the book

Chapter 1 Autonomy

Chapter 2 Competence and the Capacity to make decisions- includes definitions, psychiatric patients, minors, and the capacity to refuse procedures on a mentally disabled patient.

Chapter 3 Informed Consent- – explains how all options and adverse effects must be described. Also includes consent in an emergency, on telephone, and refusal of pregnant women to therapy.

Chapter 4 Confidentiality and Medical Records- discusses critical issues such as releasing of information to the patient before family, giving information to courts and the government, and breaking confidentially to prevent harm to others.

Chapter 5 End of Life issues-includes withholding and withdrawal of medical treatment, DNR orders, physician-assisted suicide, and determination of death and brain death, among other topics.

Chapter 6 Reproductive issues- includes abortion, sterilization, minor, and contraception.

Chapter 7 Organ and tissue donation- discusses donation related autonomy, consent, and payment.

Chapter 8 Reportable Illness

Chapter 9 HIV-related issues- highlight issues of confidentiality, partner notification, HIV positive health-care workers, and refusal to treat HIV positive patients.

Chapter 10 Sexually transmitted diseases

Chapter 11 Malpractice- includes medical errors, deviations from local standards of care, and risk management, among other topics.

Chapter 12 Doctor/Patient Relationship- highlights the beginning and end of this relationship, gift exchange, and sexual contact.

Chapter 13 Doctor and Society- discusses the abuse of a child, elder, and spouse. Al includes torture, gunshots, and impaired drivers among other topics.

Chapter 14 Doctor/Doctor Relationship

Chapter 15 Experimentation- includes research, participation, IRB, and financial disclosure.

Practice Questions

Answers and Explanations

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  • A Comprehensive text on Medical Ethics covering all the topics likely to show up on the USMLE Steps.
  • Engaging examples accompanying the text make understanding much easier
  • 100 practical questions accompanied by answers and detailed explanations.
  • Advice on how to answer Medical Ethics cases on the exam.

If you are a medical student preparing for the USMLE Steps, Kaplan Medical USMLE Medical Ethics: The 100 Cases You Are Most Likely to See on the Test (Kaplan USMLE) Original Edition PDF is highly recommended. Order it now at You may also share this guide with your colleagues so their work becomes easier too.

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