The Basics of Bioethics

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 9/27/2011
  • Publisher: Routledge

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A Balanced and Systematic Ethical Framework   The third edition of The Basics of Bioethicscontinues to provide a balanced and systematic ethical framework to help students analyze a wide range of controversial topics in medicine, and consider ethical systems from various religious and secular traditions.    Teaching and Learning Experience   Personalize Learning -MySearchLabdelivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.   Improve Critical Thinking - The Basics of Bioethics covers the ;Principalist ; approach and identifies principles that are believed to make behavior morally right or wrong. Plus it showcases alternative ethical approaches to health care decision making by presenting Hippocratic ethics as only one among many alternative ethical approaches to health care decision-making.   Engage Students - The Basics of Bioethicsoffers case studies, diagrams, and other learning aids for an accessible presentation. Plus, it contains an all-encompassing ethics chart that shows the major questions in ethics and all of the major answers to these questions.   Support Instructors -Teaching your course just got easier!  You can create a Customized Text or use our or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Plus, The Basics of Bioethicsprovides a concise survey of the field enabling you to cover the entire subject in 8-25 contact hours and adapt the material to a goal of teaching systematic ethics.     Note:MySearchLab does no come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visitwww.MySearchLab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (VP ISBN-10: 020524520X, VP ISBN-13: 9780205245208)  

Author Biography

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



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



Hippocratic Oath

Principles of Medical Ethics (2001))of the American Medical Association

Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005)

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