Health Care Ethics

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-20
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett
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Organized around four central themes in healthcare ethics (theoretical foundations and issues for individuals, organizations, and society), Health Care Ethics, Second Edition builds upon the wisdom an

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Foundations in Theoryp. 1
Theory of Health Care Ethicsp. 3
Principles of Health Care Ethicsp. 41
Critical Issues for Individualsp. 59
The Moral Status of Gametes and Embryos: Storage and Surrogacyp. 61
The Ethical Challenge of the New Reproductive Technologyp. 71
Abortion: The Unexplored Middle Groundp. 87
Proposals for Human Cloning: A Review and Ethical Evaluationp. 99
Competency: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Mattersp. 110
The Patient Self-Determination Actp. 123
Older People and Long-Term Care: Issues of Accessp. 167
Respecting Autonomy of Elders in Nursing Homesp. 184
Death, Medicine, and Moral Significance of Family Decision Makingp. 201
Ethical Issues in the Use of Fluids and Nutrition: When Can They Be Withdrawn?p. 210
Ethical Issues Concerning Physician-Assisted Deathp. 222
Critical Issues For Health Care Organizationsp. 235
Health Care Institutional Ethics: Broader than Clinical Ethicsp. 237
Hospital Ethics Committees: Rules, Membership Structure, and Difficultiesp. 251
Ethically-Important Distinctions Among Managed Care Organizationsp. 267
Bioethical Dilemmas in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Carep. 283
High-Technology Home Care: Critical Issues and Ethical Choicesp. 297
Spirituality in Health Care Organizationsp. 321
Critical Issues in Societal Healthp. 337
Equality and Inequality in American Health Carep. 339
Is Rationing of Health Care Ethically Defensible?p. 355
Domestic Violence: Changing Theory, Changing Practicep. 365
Ethics Issues in Disaster Reliefp. 382
Looking Toward the Futurep. 397
Glossaryp. 409
Indexp. 419
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