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

Medical Ethics : Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073535739

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Medical Ethics : Accounts of Cases That Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds - 5TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073535739

Gregory Pence

ISBN13: 978-0073535739
ISBN10: 0073535737
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 08
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2008
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.

Table of Contents

Section I. Classic Cases about Death and Dying

Chapter 1. Requests to Die. Elizabeth Bouvia and Larry McAfee
Chapter 2. Comas. Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan & Terri Schiavo
Chapter 3. Physician-Assisted Dying. Oregon's Legalization

Section II. Classic Cases about the Beginnings of Human Life

Chapter 4. Abortion. The Trial of Kenneth Edelin
Chapter 5. Assisted Reproduction. Louise Brown and Beyond
Chapter 6. Battles over Stem Cells and Embryos
Chapter 7. Reproductive Cloning
Chapter 8 Letting Impaired Newborns Die. The Baby Doe Cases

Section III Interlude for Ethical Theory

Chapter 9. Moral Reasoning and Ethical Theories in Medical Ethics

Section IV. Classic Cases about Research

Chapter 10. Animal Subjects. The Philadelphia Primate Study
Chapter 11. Human Subjects. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Chapter 12. Desires to Be First. Hand, Heart, & Face Transplants; Artificial Hearts & Separating Conjoined Twins
Chapter 13. The God Committee; Problems of Just Allocation of Organs
Chapter 14.Using One Baby to Help Another. Baby Fae and Baby Theresa

Section V. Classic Cases about Individual Rights versus the Public Good

Chapter 15. Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment. Joyce Brown
Chapter 16. Ethical Issues and Genetic Diseases. The Challenge of Diabetes
Chapter 17. Preventing the Global Spread of AIDS
Chapter 18. Ethics & Financing Medicine. AmeriCare

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