Classic Cases in Medical Ethics : Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-15
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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

Chapter Four: Physician-Assisted Dying: Oregon's Legalization

Section II: Classic Cases about the Beginnings of Human Life

Chapter Five: Abortion: The Kenneth Edelin Case

Chapter Six: Assisted Reproduction: Louise Brown and Beyond

Chapter Seven: Battles over Stem Cells and Embryos

Chapter Eight: Reproductive Cloning

Chapter Nine: Letting Impaired Newborns Die: Baby Jane Doe

Section III: Classic Cases about Research

Chapter Ten: Animal Subjects: The Philadelphia Primate Study

Chapter Eleven: Human Subjects: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Chapter Twelve: Adult Heart Replacement: The First Heart Transplant and Artificial Heart

Chapter Thirteen: Allocation of Artificial and Transplantable Organs: The God Committee

Chapter Fourteen: Infants and Medical Research: Baby Fae and Baby Theresa

Section IV: Classic Cases about Individual Rights versus the Public Good

Chapter Fifteen: Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment: Joyce Brown

Chapter Sixteen: Ethical Issues and Genetic Diseases: Nancy Wexler

Chapter Seventeen: AIDS: Preventing the Global Spread of HIV-Infection

Chapter Eighteen: Ethical Issues in Financing Medicine: Expanding Medicare?

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