This rich collection provides an in-depth look at major cases that have defined and shaped the field of medical ethics. Popular among teachers and students alike, it contains more detail than most casebooks and enriches each famous (or infamous) case with extensive historical and contextual background. Each case is illuminated by careful discussion of pertinent philosophical theories, legal issues, and ethical issues. Classic Cases in Medical Ethics is also a natural complement to Gregory E. Pence's Classic Works In Medical Ethics. Contact your local McGraw-Hill representative for package information. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Classic Cases in Medical Ethics, Fourth Edition
Chapter One: Moral Reasoning and Ethical Theories in Medical Ethics
Section I: Classic Cases about Death and Dying
Chapter Two: Comas: Karen Quinlan and Nancy Cruzan
Chapter Three: Requests to Die: Elizabeth Bouvia and Larry McAfee