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Robert M. Veatch, Ph.D., is Professor of Medical Ethics and former director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, where he is also professor of philosophy and adjunct professor in the medical school. He has taught medical ethics at Georgetown, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Union College, and St. George's University School of Medicine. He was formerly Associate for Medical Ethics at the Hastings Center and is a registered pharmacist.
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: A Map of the Terrain of Ethics
Chapter 2: The Hippocratic Oath and Its Challengers: A Brief History
Chapter 3: Defining Death, Abortion, and Animal Welfare: The Basis of Moral Standing
Chapter 4: Problems in Benefiting and Avoiding Harm to the Patient
Chapter 5: The Ethics of Respect for Persons: Lying, Cheating, and Breaking Promises and Why Physicians Have Considered Them Ethical
Chapter 6: The Principle of Avoiding of Killing
Chapter 7: Death and Dying: The Incompetent Patient
Chapter 8: Social Ethics of Medicine: Allocation of Resources, Transplantation, and Human Subjects Research
Chapter 9: Human Control of Life: Genetics, Birth Technologies and Modifying Human Nature
Chapter 10: Resolving Conflicts Among Principles
Chapter 11: The Virtues in Bioethics
Principles of Medical Ethics (2001))of the American Medical Association
Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005)