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Biomedical Ethics - 5th edition

Biomedical Ethics (ISBN10: 0072303654; ISBN13: 9780072303650)
ISBN13: 978-0072303650
ISBN10: 0072303654

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 s
ketches, 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.
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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.
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 01
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2001
International: No

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