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Medical Ethics : Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases

Medical Ethics : Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073407494

Cover of Medical Ethics : Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases 6TH 11 (ISBN 978-0073407494)
ISBN13: 978-0073407494
ISBN10: 0073407496
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 11
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2011
International: No

List price: $112.75

Medical Ethics : Accounts of Ground-Breaking Cases - 6TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073407494

Gregory E. Pence

ISBN13: 978-0073407494
ISBN10: 0073407496
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 11
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

Now in its twentieth year of publication, 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

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: New Frontiers Section II: Classic Cases about the Beginnings of Human Life Chapter 4: Abortion: The Trial of Kenneth Edelin Chapter 5: Assisted Reproduction, Multiple Births and Elderly Parents--Time to Regulate? Chapter 6: Embryos, Stem Cells, and Cloning Chapter 7: The Ethics Of Treating Impaired Babies Chapter 8 Can Medical Research on Animals Be Justified? The Gennarelli and Taub Cases Section III Interlude for Ethical Theory Chapter 9: Research on Human Subjects Section IV: Classic Cases about Research Chapter 10: Surgeons' Desire for Fame: The Ethics of the First Heart, Hand & Face Transplants Chapter 11: Human Subjects: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study Chapter 12: Using One Baby for Another: Babies Fae, Gabriel, & Theresa, and Conjoined Twins Chapter 13: Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment: The Case of Joyce Brown Chapter 14: Testing In Advance For Genetic Disease Section V: Classic Cases about Individual Rights versus the Public Good Chapter 15: Preventing the Global Spread of AIDS Chapter 16: Medicine and Inequality Chapter 17: David Reimer, the ''John/Joan Case'' Chapter 18: Ethical Theories and Bioethics