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Biomedical Ethics

Biomedical Ethics - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072303650

Cover of Biomedical Ethics 5TH 01 (ISBN 978-0072303650)
ISBN13: 978-0072303650
ISBN10: 0072303654 Edition: 5TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2001
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Biomedical Ethics - 5TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072303650

Thomas A. Mappes and David DeGrazio

ISBN13: 978-0072303650
ISBN10: 0072303654 Edition: 5TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This best-selling anthology with case studies provides insightful and comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in medicine. Appropriate for courses taught in philosophy departments as well as in schools on medicine and nursing, the collection covers provocative topics such as conflicts of interest in medicine, advance directives, physician-assisted suicide, and the rationing of health care. The effective pedagogical features include chapter introductions, argument sketches, explanations of medical terms, headnotes, and annotated bibliographies.

New to This Edition

  • Now in paperback for the first time.
  • 43 of the 108 selections are new, or 40% new.
  • 7 new sections: The Practice of Medicine in a Multicultural Society, The Role of the Family, The Supreme Court and Physician-Assisted Suicide, Gamete Donation and Surrogacy, Cloning, Managed Care and Social Justice, and International Models and Perspectives.


Features

  • Comprehensive. Readings are characterized by high-quality analysis and clarity of writing and reflect diverse viewpoints on the leading issues in biomedical ethics.
  • Introductions explicitly identify the central issues of each chapter along with various positions and arguments on those issues. Biographical and argument sketches precede each selection and annotated bibliographies follow each chapter.

Author Bio

Mappes, Thomas A. : Frostburg State University


DeGrazia, David : George Washington University

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: GENERAL INTRODUCTION

The Nature of Biomedical Ethics
Recently Dominant Ethical Theories
The Principles of Biomedical Ethics
Alternative Directions and Methods
Relevant Concepts and Principles

CHAPTER 2. THE PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

Physicians' Obligations and Virtues
Physician-Patient Models and Patient Autonomy
Truth-Telling
Informed Consent
Determinations of Competence
The Practice of Medicine in a Multicultural Society
Conflicts of Interest and Managed Care

CHAPTER 3. HOSPITALS, NURSES, FAMILIES, AND MEDICAL CONFIDENTIALITY

Professional Statements
The Role and Responsibilities of Nurses
The Role of the Family
Confidentiality

CHAPTER 4. HUMAN AND ANIMAL RESEARCH

Ethical Codes
Historical and Cultural Causes for Concern
Experimental Design and Clinical Trials in Developing Countries
Animal Research

CHAPTER 5: DEATH AND DECISIONS REGARDING LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT

The Definition and Determination of Death
Competent Adults and the Refusal of Life-Sustaining Treatment
DNR Orders and Medical Futility
Advance Directives and Treatment Decisions for Incompetent Adults
The Treatment of Impaired Infants

CHAPTER 6. SUICIDE, PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE, AND ACTIVE EUTHANASIA

The Morality of Suicide
The Morality of Active Euthanasia
The Supreme Court, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and Terminal Sedation
Physician-Assisted Suicide, Active Euthanasia, and Social Policy

CHAPTER 7. ABORTION AND MATERNAL-FETAL CONFLICTS

The Morality of Abortion
Abortion and Social Policy
Maternal-Fetal Conflicts

CHAPTER 8. GENETICS AND HUMAN REPRODUCTION

Reproductive Risk, Prenatal Diagnosis, and Selective Abortion
Reproductive Technologies
Gamete Donation and Surrogacy
Human Cloning
Genetic Engineering

CHAPTER 9. JUSTICE AND HEALTH-CARE POLICY

Justice, Rights and Societal Obligations
Rationing
Managed Care
International Models and Perspectives

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