Principles of Health Care Ethics

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-07-23
  • Publisher: WILEY

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Edited by four leading members of the new generation of medical and healthcare ethicists working in the UK, respected worldwide for their work in medical ethics, Principles of Health Care Ethics, Second Edition is a standard resource for students, professionals, and academics wishing to understand current and future issues in healthcare ethics. With a distinguished international panel of contributors working at the leading edge of academia, this volume presents a comprehensive guide to the field, with state of the art introductions to the wide range of topics in modern healthcare ethics, from consent to human rights, from utilitarianism to feminism, from the doctor-patient relationship to xenotransplantation. This volume is the Second Edition of the highly successful work edited by Professor Raanan Gillon, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics at Imperial College London and former editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, the leading journal in this field. Developments from the First Edition include: The focus on 'Four Principles Method' is relaxed to cover more different methods in health care ethics. More material on new medical technologies is included, the coverage of issues on the doctor/patient relationship is expanded, and material on ethics and public health is brought together into a new section.

Author Biography

Richard Edmund Ashcroft, Reader in Biomedical Ethics, Imperial College, London, UK.

Angus Dawson, Director, Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Keele, UK.

Heather Draper, Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics, University of Birmingham, UK.

John McMillan, Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics, Hull-York Medical School, UK.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
Methodology and Perspectives
The ''Four Principles'' Approach to Health Care Ethics
Theories of Autonomy
Responsibilities for Poverty-Related Ill Health
Liberalism and Communitarianism
How Many Principles for Bioethics?
Casuistical Reasoning in Medical Ethics
Utilitarianism and Bioethics
Kantian Ethics
Feminist Approaches to Health Care Ethics
Virtue Theory
Moral Relativism
Christian Approaches to Bioethics
Judaism and Medicine: Jewish Medical Ethics
The Search for Islamic Bioethics Principles
Buddhist Bioethics
South Asian Approaches to Health Care Ethics
The Specious Idea of an Asian Bioethics: Beyond Dichotomizing East and West
Narrative Ethics
Empirical Approaches to Health Care Ethics
Medical Sociology and the Redundancy of Empirical Ethics
The Use of Thought Experiments in Health Care Ethics
Deliberative Bioethics
Law, Ethics and Health Care
Medical Humanities: An Overview
Reflective Equilibrium as a Method in Health Care Ethics
Hermeneutic Ethics between Practice and Theory
Paternalism in Health Care and Health Policy
Need: An Instrumental View
Exploitation in Health Care
Competence to Consent
The Doctrine of Double Effect
Ordinary and Extraordinary Means
Acts and Omissions
Personhood and Moral Status
Issues in Health Care Practice
Heather Draper
Consent and Informed Consent
Treatment Decisions for Incapacitated Patients
Children''s Consent to Medical Treatment
Patients and Disclosure of Surgical Risk
Truth-telling, Lying and the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Personal Beliefs and Patient Care
Conscience and Health Care Ethics
Care in Families
The Ethics of Primary Health Care
The Nurse-Patient Relationship: A ''Principles plus Care'' Account
Dual Responsibilities: Do They Raise Any Different Ethical Issues than "Normal" Therapeutic Relationships?
Violent and Abusive Patients: An Ethically Informed Response
The Moral Significance of the Human Foetus
Will We Need Abortion in Utopia?
Maternal-Foetal Conflict
Limits to Reproductive Liberty
Disability without Denial
Disability and Equality: Should Difference Be Welcomed?
Genetic Counselling
Ethics and Psychotherapy: An Issue of Trust
Mental Illness and Compulsory Treatment
Personality Disorders and Compulsory Detention
Labia Mea, Domine: Media, Morality and Eating Disorders
Intellectual Disability
Ethical Issues and Health Care for Older People
Organs and Tissues for Transplantation and Research
Living Donor Organ Transplantation
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