Medical Ethics : Accounts of the Cases and Issues That Define Medical Ethics

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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
Reproductive Cloning
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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