Organized around four central themes in healthcare ethics (theoretical foundations and issues for individuals, organizations, and society), Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century brings together the insights of leading experts in the fields of bioethics, long-term care, health administration, and more. Designed for graduate and upper level graduate programs, this text challenges the reader to think beyond the existing system of medicine and inspires further exploration and thought. The Third Edition offers two new chapters that examine the ethics of healthcare reform and the ethical issues related to the populations not covered by the Affordable Care Act. A third new chapter looks at ethics related to assisted living. All other chapters have been updated with coverage of the newest medical technologies, new discussions, and more.