Medical Ethics

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-08-13
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presented a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 14
What Ethics Should Guide the Health Care System?
Overwive: the Health Care System Public Agendap. 18
Rationing Health Care Is Ethical and Necessaryp. 22
Health Care Rationing Should Not Be Justified by Unethical Beliefsp. 32
Universal Heath Care Provided by the Government Is Morally required: New Repuplicp. 37
Government Intervention in Health Care Is Immoral and Impracticalp. 42
Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilegep. 53
What Ethics Should Guide Organ Transplants?
Overview: Organ transplantationp. 58
The Sale of Kidneys for Transplantation is Ethicalp. 62
Charity, Not Money, Should Guide Kidney Transplantationp. 68
Individuals Should Become Organ Donors to stop Organ Salesp. 75
A System of Presumed Consent Is Not a Good way to Increase Available Organsp. 79
Are Reproductive Technologies Ethical?
Overview: Reproductive Ethicp. 87
Yes: Reproductive Technologies Are Ethical
Unmarried Individuals and Homosexuals Should Have Access to Reproductive Technology: The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicinep. 102
Surrogacy Can be an Ethical Solution to Infertilityp. 109
Fertility Doctors Are in No Position to Consider Children's Well-Beingp. 114
No: Reproductive technologies Are Not Always Ethical
Unmarried Individuals and Homosexuals Do Not Have a Right to Reproductive Technologiesp. 120
Outsourced Surrogacy Is a Form of Exploitationp. 126
Fertility Doctors Must Consider ChildrenĘs Well-Beingp. 131
Is It Ethical for Doctors to End Lufe?
Overview: End-of-Life Issues Public Agendap. 136
Yes: It Is Ethical for Doctors to End Life
The Right to Die Necessitates Assistance from Physiciansp. 143
It Is Ethical for Doctors to Participate in Death Penalty Executionsp. 148
Doctors must Respect the Autonomy of Pregnant Women Regarding Abortionp. 155
No: It Is Not Ethical for Doctors to End of life
Doctors and Nurses Should Never Talk Part in Euthanasiap. 163
There is No Humane Way of Performing Death Penalty Executions: PLoS Medicine Editorsp. 175
It is Ethical for Doctors to Refuse to Perform Abortionp. 181
Organizations to Contactp. 192
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 205
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