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Summary: This best-selling textbook and reader continues to set the standard in medical ethics. It contains the necessary background information, readings, and case studies to help readers appreciate the complex moral and social issues of modern medicine. The book's non-technical approach gives readers with little or no philosophy or medical background the opportunity to participate in discussions about the many thought-provoking issues that concern medical ethicists.Edition/Copyright: 6TH 00
Moral Principles, Ethical Theories, And Medical Decisions: An Introduction.
Basic Ethical Theories. Major Moral Principles.
Theories without Principles.
Part One: Termination.
Human Development and Abortion.
The Status of the Fetus.
Pregnancy, Abortion, and the Rights of Women.
Abortion and the Law.
Ethical Theories and Abortion.
2. Impaired Infants and Medical Futility.
Genetic and Congenital Impairments.
Testing for Impairments.
Ethical Theories and the Problem of Birth Impairments.
3. Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide.
Active and Passive Euthanasia.
Voluntary, Involuntary, and Nonvoluntary Euthanasia.
The Dutch Experience.
Ethical Theories and Euthanasia.
Part Two: Rights.
4. Race, Gender, And Medicine.
African-Americans and Health Care.
Native Americans and Alaska Natives and Health Care.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Health Care.
Hispanic Americans/Latinos and Health Care.
Women and Health Care.
5. HIV and Aids: Still A Problem.
Combination Therapy: AIDS on the Run.
Discovering the Disease.
Ethical and Social Issues.
6. Physicians, Patients, And Others: Autonomy, Truth Telling, And Confidentiality.
Informed Consent and Medical Treatment.
Truth Telling in Medicine.
Dignity and Consent.
Ethical Theories: Autonomy, Truth Telling, and Confidentiality.
7. Research Ethics and Informed Consent.
The ''Informed'' Part of Informed Consent.
The ''Consent'' Part of Informed Consent.
Medical Research and Medical Therapy.
Placebos and Research.
Therapeutic and Nontherapeutic Research.
Research Involving Children.
Research Involving Prisoners.
Research Involving the Poor.
Research Involving the Terminally Ill.
Research Involving Fetuses.
Research Involving Animals.
Women and Medical Research.
Ethical Theories: Medical Research and Informed Consent.
Part Three: Controls.
8. Genetics: Intervention, Control, And Research.
Genetic Intervention: Screening, Counseling, and Diagnosis, Genetic Disease.
Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis.
Difficulties with Genetic Intervention.
Eugenics: Negative and Positive Eugenics, Use of Desirable Germ Cells.
Difficulties with Eugenics.
Genetic Research, Therapy, and Technology: Recombinant DNA, Gene Therapy, Biohazards, Difficulties with Genetic Research, Therapy, and Technology.
9. Reproductive Control: Assisted Reproduction and Ethics.
Ivf, Gift, Zift, and Other Techniques.
Need, Success Rates, and Costs of Assisted Reproduction.
Multiple Births. Freezing Embryos.
Gestational Surrogates and Donor Ova.
Criticisms of Assisted-Reproduction Practices.
Benefits of IVF and Other Forms of Assisted Reproduction.
Ethical and Social Difficulties.
Cloning and Twinning.
Ethical Theories and Reproductive Control.
Part Iv Resources.
10. Acquiring and Allocating Scarce Medical Resources.
Transplants, Kidneys, Machines: Controlling Rejection, Allocation and Scarcity, Seattle and Kidney Machines, Dialysis Costs and Decisions, Microallocation Versus Macroallocation.
Ethical Theories and the Allocation of Medical Resources.
11. The Claim to Health Care.
Claim-Rights, Legal Rights, and Statutory Rights.
Notes and References for Introductions, Cases, And Scenarios.
General Resources in Bioethics.
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