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This rich collection, popular among teachers and students alike, provides an in-depth look at major cases that have shaped the field of medical ethics. The book presents each famous (or infamous) case using extensive historical and contextual background, and then proceeds to illuminate it by careful discussion of pertinent philosophical theories and legal and ethical issues.
Table of Contents
|Classic Cases about Death and Dying|
|Requests to Die: Elizabeth Bouvia and Larry McAfee|
|Comas: Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan & Terri Schiavo|
|Physician-Assisted Dying: Oregon's Legalization|
|Classic Cases about the Beginnings of Human Life|
|Abortion: The Trial of Kenneth Edelin|
|Assisted Reproduction: Louise Brown and Beyond|
|Battles over Stem Cells and Embryos|
|Letting Impaired Newborns Die: The Baby Doe Cases|
|Interlude for Ethical Theory|
|Moral Reasoning and Ethical Theories in Medical Ethics|
|Classic Cases about Research|
|Animal Subjects: The Philadelphia Primate Study|
|Human Subjects: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study|
|Desires to Be First: Hand, Heart, & Face Transplants; Artificial Hearts & Separating Conjoined Twins|
|The God Committee; Problems of Just Allocation of Organs|
|Using One Baby to Help Another: Baby Fae and Baby Theresa Section V: Classic Cases about Individual Rights versus the Public Good|
|Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment: Joyce Brown|
|Ethical Issues and Genetic Diseases: The Challenge of Diabetes|
|Preventing the Global Spread of AIDS|
|Ethics & Financing Medicine: AmeriCare|
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