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

by Gregory Pence

Classic Cases in Medical Ethics : Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds (ISBN10: 0072829354; ISBN13: 9780072829358)
ISBN13: 978-0072829358
ISBN10: 0072829354

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.

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  • 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).
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 07/15/2003
International: No

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