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Biomedical Ethics

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780072303650

ISBN10:
0072303654
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/3/2000
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This best-selling anthology of readings with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in schools on medicine and nursing, the collection covers provocative topics such as conflicts of interest in medicine, advance directives, physician-assisted suicide, and the rationing of health care. The effective pedagogical features include chapter introductions, argument sketches, explanations of medical terms, headnotes, and annotated bibliographies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: GENERAL INTRODUCTION

The Nature of Biomedical Ethics

Recently Dominant Ethical Theories

The Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Alternative Directions and Methods

Relevant Concepts and Principles

Chapter 2. THE PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

Physicians' Obligations and Virtues

Physician-Patient Models and Patient Autonomy

Truth-Telling

Informed Consent

Determinations of Competence

The Practice of Medicine in a Multicultural Society

Conflicts of Interest and Managed Care

Chapter 3. HOSPITALS, NURSES, FAMILIES, AND MEDICAL CONFIDENTIALITY

Professional Statements

The Role and Responsibilities of Nurses

The Role of the Family

Confidentiality

Chapter 4. HUMAN AND ANIMAL RESEARCH

Ethical Codes

Historical and Cultural Causes for Concern

Experimental Design and Clinical Trials in Developing Countries

Animal Research

Chapter 5: DEATH AND DECISIONS REGARDING LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT

The Definition and Determination of Death

Competent Adults and the Refusal of Life-Sustaining Treatment

DNR Orders and Medical Futility

Advance Directives and Treatment Decisions for Incompetent Adults

The Treatment of Impaired Infants

Chapter 6. SUICIDE, PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE, AND ACTIVE EUTHANASIA

The Morality of Suicide

The Morality of Active Euthanasia

The Supreme Court, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and Terminal Sedation

Physician-Assisted Suicide, Active Euthanasia, and Social Policy

Chapter 7. ABORTION AND MATERNAL-FETAL CONFLICTS

The Morality of Abortion

Abortion and Social Policy

Maternal-Fetal Conflicts

Chapter 8. GENETICS AND HUMAN REPRODUCTION

Reproductive Risk, Prenatal Diagnosis, and Selective Abortion

Reproductive Technologies

Gamete Donation and Surrogacy

Human Cloning

Genetic Engineering

Chapter 9. JUSTICE AND HEALTH-CARE POLICY

Justice, Rights and Societal Obligations

Rationing

Managed Care

International Models and Perspectives



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