Author: Daniel K. Sokol
    Publisher: Springer (2012 Edition), Price: £44.99 RRP
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This book is written by Dr Daniel Sokol who is a senior lecturer in Clinical Ethics at Imperial College, London, as well as a regular columnist for the BMJ. It is a very detailed overview of the field of ethics which is targeted towards medical students and practicing clinicians alike.

There are 4 main chapters, each covering a different area in the sphere of Medical Ethics. Chapter 1 sets out the basic principles of Ethics and their application to clinical scenarios. The use of various real-life examples makes this a valuable resource for both medical students and doctors. Chapter 2 covers the topic of writing and presenting a paper on Ethics, while Chapters 3 and 4 cover the important issues of how to appropriately teach Ethics and how to apply for ethical approval for a research project.

The book is an invaluable resource for any student/clinician wanting to conduct research and help demystifying the murky process of negotiating the hurdles of research ethics. Also, there are very few specific resources for teachers of medical ethics. More importantly for the innovative use of the e-book format catapults this book into the forefront of 21st century technology and allows the busy clinician to dip in and out as time allows.

In summary, this well written book from a very respected author is a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any medical student or practising clinician.

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