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Classic Cases in Medical Ethics : Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds

Classic Cases in Medical Ethics : Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072829358

Cover of Classic Cases in Medical Ethics : Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds 4TH 04 (ISBN 978-0072829358)
ISBN13: 978-0072829358
ISBN10: 0072829354
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No

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Classic Cases in Medical Ethics : Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072829358

Gregory Pence

ISBN13: 978-0072829358
ISBN10: 0072829354
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

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.

New to This Edition

  • All the cases have been updated, including the latest legislative developments and court rulings.
  • A new Chapter 1 provides an overview of ethical theories and moral reasoning.
  • Chapter 4 now focuses on Oregon's legalization of physician-assisted dying.
  • Chapter 5 on assisted reproduction now discusses up-to-date issues such as egg donation, choice of embryos, and the possibility of human cloning.
  • New brief cases focus on hand transplants, dementia, and Jesse Gelsinger.
  • New sections address research ethics, paid organ donation, the ABIOCOR artificial hearts, gene therapy, international bioethics, the cost of prescription drugs for the elderly, and the history of American bioethics.
  • The book includes new chapters on embryo research and stem cells, reproductive cloning, and stopping the spread of AIDS.

Features

  • The collection contains more detail than most casebooks, providing extensive historical and contextual background for each case.
  • Each case is illuminated by careful discussion of pertinent philosophical theories and legal and ethical issues.
  • Classic Cases in Medical Ethics is also a natural complement to Pence's Classic Works In Medical Ethics (ISBN 0-07-038115-1).

Author Bio

Pence, Gregory : University of Alabama at Birmingham

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Moral Reasoning and Ethical Theories in Medical Ethics

Section I: Classic Cases about Death and Dying

Chapter Two: Comas: Karen Quinlan and Nancy Cruzan
Chapter Three: Requests to Die: Elizabeth Bouvia and Larry McAfee
Chapter Four: Physician-Assisted Dying: Oregon's Legalization

Section II: Classic Cases about the Beginnings of Human Life

Chapter Five: Abortion: The Kenneth Edelin Case
Chapter Six: Assisted Reproduction: Louise Brown and Beyond
Chapter Seven: Battles over Stem Cells and Embryos
Chapter Eight: Reproductive Cloning
Chapter Nine: Letting Impaired Newborns Die: Baby Jane Doe

Section III: Classic Cases about Research

Chapter Ten: Animal Subjects: The Philadelphia Primate Study
Chapter Eleven: Human Subjects: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Chapter Twelve: Adult Heart Replacement: The First Heart Transplant and Artificial Heart
Chapter Thirteen: Allocation of Artificial and Transplantable Organs: The God Committee
Chapter Fourteen: Infants and Medical Research: Baby Fae and Baby Theresa

Section IV: Classic Cases about Individual Rights versus the Public Good

Chapter Fifteen: Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment: Joyce Brown
Chapter Sixteen: Ethical Issues and Genetic Diseases: Nancy Wexler
Chapter Seventeen: AIDS: Preventing the Global Spread of HIV-Infection
Chapter Eighteen: Ethical Issues in Financing Medicine: Expanding Medicare?

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