Summary: Framed with a substantial introduction by renowned scholar John Harris, this enlightening work brings together key articles on biomedical ethics over recent years. Harris also provides detailed overviews of each piece included in the volume. Covering a fascinating range of subjects, it explores areas such as the beginning of life, the end of life, the quality of life, future generations, and professional ethics. It not only will appeal to philosophy students and rese
archers interested in practical ethics, bioethics or medical ethics but also anyone who cares about health care.
Summary: Framed with a substantial introduction by renowned scholar John Harris, this enlightening work brings together key articles on biomedical ethics over recent years. Harris also provides detailed overviews of each piece included in the volume. Covering a fascinating range of subjects, it explores areas such as the beginning of life, the end of life, the quality of life, future generations, and professional ethics. It not only will appeal to philosophy students and researchers interested in practical ethics, bioethics or medical ethics but also anyone who cares about health care. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 09/01/2001 International: No
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Harris, John (Ed.) : University of Manchester
John Harris is the Sir David Alliance Professor of Bioethics, and Research Director for Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester.
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Introduction, John Harris
Beginnings of Life
1. A Defence of Abortion, Judith Jarvis Thompson 2. Killing and Letting Die, Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer 3. Warren Quinn, Abortion: Identity and Loss
End of Life
4. Terminating Life-sustaining Treatment of the Demented, Daniel Callahan 5. Which Way Down the Slippery Slope? Nazi Medical Killing and Euthanasia Today, Ruth Macklin 6. Advance Directives and the Personal Identity Problem, Allen Buchanan
The Value of Life
7. Life's Domination, Ronald Dworkin 8. Taking and Saving Lives, Eric Rakowski
Allocation of Scarce Resources and Quality of Life
9. Health Care Needs and Distributive Justice, Norman Daniels 10. What is the Good of Health Care?, John Harris 11. Equality or Priority, Derek Parfit 12. Quality of Life Measures in Health Care and Medical Ethics, Dan Brock
13. Future People, Disability and Screening, Jonathan Glover 14. Wrongful Life: Paradoxes in the Morality of Causing People to Live, Jeff McMahan
15. Principalism and its Alleged Competitors, T.L.Beauchamp 16. Not Just Autonomy - the Principles of American Biomedical Ethics, Soren Holm 17. Telling the Truth, Confidentiality, Consent and Respect for Autonomy, Raanan Gillon
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